Thursday, November 08, 2007


Michael Mukasey Confirmed As Attorney General

After weeks of controversy over Michael Mukasey's views on waterboarding, the Senate late Thursday approved the former judge's nomination for attorney general by a 53-40 vote.
President Bush nominated Mukasey to replace longtime ally Alberto Gonzales, who resigned in September.

The nomination had been considered at risk after a number of Democratic senators opposed Mukasey because of questions that arose from his views on the terror interrogation technique known as waterboarding and the president's power to order electronic surveillance.

Mukasey, a former federal judge in New York, told senators he considers waterboarding "repugnant," but he could not categorically say whether the technique amounts to torture, which U.S. and international law bans.

Waterboarding is a technique that involves restraining a suspect and pouring water on him to produce the sensation of drowning.

Mukasey's confirmation was all but assured last week when two key Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee -- Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Chuck Schumer of New York -- said they would vote in favor of Mukasey despite the controversy.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked John Ashcroft. What ever hyappened to him?

Either way I like this guy too. "Welcome aboard" indeed.


3:32 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

I think Judge Mukasey will be a good, professional Attorney General. I wish him Godspeed in his new position.

6:58 AM  
Anonymous tom said...

i wish him luck. reagan appointed him initially to a gov post, so i guess that's reason enough for the leftistas to hate him...

11:43 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Oh, Tom, is THAT the reason they hated him from the get-go?

12:35 PM  

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