By Joe Kay:
US attorney general nominee refuses to condemn torture techniques
1 November 2007
The Bush administration’s nominee for attorney general, Michael Mukasey, refused on Tuesday to declare that waterboarding and other torture techniques are illegal. He also repeated a series of positions undermining basic democratic rights on questions of detention, domestic spying and presidential power.
Mukasey’s statements came in the form of written responses to questions submitted by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is currently considering the nomination.
Bolton on Mukasey: here.
History of waterboarding: here.