AP reports that Senator Edward Kennedy (LoonParty-Mass) has said that he will oppose the confirmation of President Bush's nominee for Attorney-General, Michael Mukasey. Meanwhile, Senators John McCain (R-Ariz), and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have announced their support for Judge Mukasey.
Senator Kennedy, the AP piece says, objects to Judge Mukasey because of his "unwillingness to answer definitively on the legality" of "waterboarding" -- an interrogation technique used on terrorist prisoners that simulates drowning. Senator Kennedy claims that use of waterboarding increases chances that it might be used against US troops.
Oh no, we mustn't waterboard the terrorists. Lets not forget that these precious scumbags are the same people whose friends attack flight attendants with box-cutters; who ram fully-fueled airplanes with babies in them into buildings full of office workers; and, who -- wearing no uniforms and in no army -- plant bombs on the side of the road to kill soldiers, civilians and the merely unlucky while the bombers cower in ditches someplace too petrified to fight real soldiers. These people deserve a whole world of hurt worse than Guantanamo or waterboarding.
We're not talking about people who follow any rulebooks here -- except Hama Rules -- that is, no rules. Senator Kennedy says that he doesn't want waterboarding used on US troops. Well, that's a no-brainer, but does anybody really think that American use of waterboarding -- or the rack, roasting over coals, pulling out thumbnails or any other grisly, horrible, barbaric torture you could think of -- would make any difference whatever to anything that Al Qaeda, the Taliban, Hezbollah or any of our other present terrorist enemies would do to American military personnel if they caught them ?
Of course not, and everybody this side of raving idiocy knows the "protecting the troops" dodge is utter tripe. Besides, we've seen plenty of examples of how our enemies treat their prisoners. Of course, there are real raving idiots in Washington and elsewhere -- who would let the terrorists burn down the whole world as long as we kept the "moral high ground" and were okay with the lawyers. But the real reason the Loon Party has to kill the Mukasey nomination is because they can't deliver on what's really important to their far-left wacko supporters: defeating America in Iraq.
Yeah, the lefty Senators want to knock down Judge Mukasey or anybody this side of Mother Teresa that President Bush nominates to anything whatever, including dog-catcher. Then they can go proudly to their $1,000-a-plate dinners and rave about the "illegal" war in Iraq, the "constitutional rights" of the poor murdering bastards we have in detention, and boast loudly about sticking it to Bush. "Well, I'm sorry we couldn't stop that illegal, unconstitutional war. But we got Judge Mukasey."
So, Senator Kennedy is against Judge Mukasey. I don't know that much about the Judge, but Senator Kennedy's position is definitely reason enough to vote for his confirmation -- Judge Mukasey has the right enemies. Go ahead Senator -- vote him down. Appease all the wacko loons in there kicking against the war, and keep voting that way. May your party choke on those votes.