So Attorney General nominee Mukasey refuses to classify waterboarding as torture, feigning ignorance of the technique. To quote Amy & Seth on SNL’s weekend update, “oh really?!”
Here are the details. Waterboarding does not “simulate” this experience, it re-creates this experience. Plain and simple, waterboarding is torture and any Attorney General nominee who can’t or won’t admit so because of the “can of worms”/”pandora’s box” excuse needs to apply for a different job.
The real issue, of course, is that a few key Democrats won’t do their jobs and stop the nominee from being confirmed. If John McCain can say it’s torture, why can’t they?
And to fill out the rest of this post, I give you a selection of BoingBoing posts that cover the ineptitude and idiocy our FBI in the war on terror. If this is how we operate – uninformed, reactive and sloppy – we’re in serious trouble.
- FBI hunted terrorists by checking felafel sales in San Francisco
- FBI will have anyone you call a terrorist detained
- FBI forces false confession out of man
Bill O’Reilly unavailable for comment.
The next time the neighbors dog barks all night, just ring up the feebs!
You always get the answer you’re looking for with forced confessions. The ROI is 1000%!
That is all. Have a torture-free day!