Attorney General Michael Mukasey, the Federal official most responsible for law enforcement in our country, is still unable to go on record admitting that waterboarding constitutes torture.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- "Any answer I give could have the effect of articulating publicly -- and to our adversaries -- the limits and contours of generally worded laws that define the limits of a highly classified interrogation program," Mukasey said.
Mukasey's nomination to replaced disgraced Attorney General and Bush crony Alberto Gonzales was all but sunk last November when in his confirmation hearings, he refused to state if waterboarding constituted and illegal method of interrogation, in other words, "torture." That's when Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sided with pro-torture Republicans to send Mukasey's name to the full Senate for approval. He passed the Judiciary Committee on a narrow vote of (11-9).