You're right. They're spineless wimps. You should definitely work to get them all thrown out of office.
You'd think the Dems could have at least insisted on a vote confirming that waterboarding is torture as a prerequisite for confirming Mukasey. This is the most spineless, disappointing Congress I could have envisioned. Why did we work so hard to gain control if we refuse to use it?
Oren: If Pelosi is antiwar at all, it's only by word and not deed. I don't mind a plan that is more thoughtful than Disappear Overnight, but Pelosi has produced absolutely nothing but status quo.
PLR: you should pay attention. No, waterboarding is not illegal per se. Torture is illegal (and, pursuant executive order, may not be used on enemy combatants). But whether waterboarding is torture under the law is not clear. That's the point.
Waterboarding has been considered a form of torture for centuries. It's also a felony violation of US code, along with UCMJ and GC. You should explain what "information is lacking." Actually, all that's lacking is a basic respect for the rule of law (not to mention morality).
Waterboarding is already illegal. You should read this fine blogsite more often.
A lot of stupid people feel safer knowing torture is between them and life under Islamofascism. Such beliefs used to be expressed in German, and not about Islam.
According to Senate aides familiar with the behind the scenes negotiations, conservative Republicans backed off a threat to raise a point of order against Landrieu's money because Democrats agreed to give attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey a quick vote.
"As far as I can tell, no one has shown proof that torture has ever saved a single life."