Why Mukasey Can’t Answer

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"Why Mukasey Can’t Answer"

I think Brian Beutler makes a good point: Mukasey can’t say that waterboarding is torture because the job of Attorney-General in the Bush administration essentially requires one to sign off on torture. Conceding during nomination hearings that to do so would be a crime would doom any future criminal defense that Mukasey may need to mount.

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