Democratic majority meaningless once again

Boston Globe
by Derrick Z. Jackson

11/06/07

Evidence of a Democratic majority in Congress keeps fading away. The party rode antiwar sentiment back into leadership of the House and Senate a year ago, but we are no closer to withdrawal. And now we have the nomination of Michael Mukasey for attorney general. In his Senate confirmation hearings, Mukasey refused to say whether he thought interrogation methods such as the simulation of drowning, known as waterboarding, should be considered torture. Showing fairly shallow knowledge for the next standard-bearer of justice, he said, ‘I don’t know what’s involved in the technique. If waterboarding is torture, torture is not constitutional’...

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