Saturday, October 20, 2007


Text of my letter to Senator Patrick Leahy, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee:
The question that you should ask the AG nominee is "How would you feel about these methods of 'robust interrogation' being used against US troops if captured by an enemy?" It's acceptable for the US to treat horribly the detainees at Guantánamo, but I reckon there'd be an outcry of disgust if the so-called "enemy" were to do the same thing to American citizens and this country's "partners." I read in the papers about the "grilling" members of the Senate Judiciary Cmte gave to Judge Mukasey and was appalled by their soft-ball questions and his vague answers. Let's face it, he's too much alligned with the policies of the current administration. And his ties to former NYC Mayor Guiliani would make me question his credibility. News reports quote you as saying that Mukasey's appearance before the committee was better than Gonzales' and that Mukasey will be confirmed. Why? Y'all are lawyers, so I guess y'all stick up for each other, with no moral fibre in y'alls bodies. That's why I'm thoroughly disgusted with the congressional leadership, our representatives, and your too often collusion with the actions of the current president and his cronies. Don't give me this bullshit that you are standing up for justice and democracy, because you are not, Senator. You are not at all. I am requesting that you vote not to confirm Judge Mukasey as AG.

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