Bring It On -- By Jane Smiley in the Huffington Post
'There is an article in today's New York Times about the way Michael Mukasey has been hedging on waterboarding. The difficulty . . . is, as "Jack L. Goldsmith, . . . wrote in his recent memoir, The Terror Presidency, that the possibility of future prosecution for aggressive actions against terrorism was a constant worry inside the Bush administration." Another expert points out that future prosecutors "...would ask not just who carried it out, but who specifically approved it. Theoretically, it could go all the way up to the president of the United States; that's why he'll never say it's torture."
'I have to say that I am both glad and amazed that the Bush administration is with it enough to worry. That is a good sign.'
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