U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey told the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, July 09, 2008, "Any CIA agent who acted in good-faith reliance on an opinion from the Department of Justice cannot and should not be prosecuted because if they are, any opinion from the Department of Justice to anyone on the frontline is totally and completely useless. ... I think what lawyers have to do is focus on what's legal and not be concerned with what is politically acceptable later on. And if we go after them and prosecute them that's exactly what they will be concerned about." Source
It was a terrible, terrible mistake for Charles Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, and Arlen Specter to support Mukasey. It was a backroom deal for Israel. It's obvious. The two Democrats sold out. They should have left Bush to appoint an unapproved, acting Attorney General. They should have moved to impeach and remove Bush and his whole cabinet and administration.
What do the evil ones with Bush and Cheney have on all the Democrats? Well, for one, almost all of the Democrats in the Senate and House are beholden to corporations at the direct, negative expense of the common people. There's hardly a real Populist among them. The whole house needs cleaning just as Jesus chased the money-changers from the temple.
This guy, Mukasey, is from Hell, bringing Hell to Earth. He's Satan's minion. What he said is pure evil. What those CIA agents and private contractors and their authorizers did was illegal at the time and they all knew it at the time. The whole White House Cabinet knew it when they gave the go ahead to torture people. They were just hoping that they could game the system if it ever came out. That's what they hired this demon-possessed lawyer/judge, Michael Mukasey, to do.
I absolutely loathe the things he's spewing. I denounce it in the strongest terms possible. By God Almighty, it shall not stand.
If the American people don't run these neocons out from every position of power and authority in the entire country, woe will befall this nation as never before.
There is no excuse. There is no feigning ignorance. Mukasey and all of his cohorts are evil.
Torture (including waterboarding) is evil and illegal and was illegal regardless of whatever spinning any lawyers did for the neocons in the White House.
John Yoo's mind is monstrous. I don't care who thinks otherwise. Anyone who doesn't and didn't know that John Yoo's so-called legal arguments were just trickery and not even very clever at that, is completely evil hearted right along with him. You don't do to others what you ought not to want them to do to you. Those who did or do support, condone, or tolerate torture and who don't denounce it in the strongest terms and who don't withdraw all support of those who stand otherwise will have made their own bed and will be forced to lie in it in the bottom of the bottomless pit with all the other devils. How can it be otherwise and there be any justice in the Universe?
There are consequences for evil. No matter how much I may not want people to suffer or be in pain, when they do evil things, there is cause and effect that comes full circle. It's a lesson that must be learned so that souls will become enlightened and voluntarily return to righteousness for everyone's sake.