The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Sunday, October 28, 2007
To waterboard or not to waterboard; that seems to be the question, at least when it comes to confirming a new Attorney General. I'm with Paul Mirengoff: if Senate Democrats are so determined to go to the mat over Mukasey--who many felt was a "compromise" pick for AG in the first place--then the President should stand and fight for his right to conduct the war (and interrogations, and the firing of US Attorneys..) any way he pleases. No matter how bloody the confirmation hearings get...

Personally I doubt whether waterboarding is even used that much by our military, although I do know that our soldiers undergo waterboarding themselves as a part of basic training. The fact is, there are many more sophisticated techniques for getting important information from captured terrorists. Still, I agree with Mirengoff that waterboarding would be a good 'test case' for a very public debate; particularly because the Democrat partisans seem determined to make such a big deal about it. So--if need be--let's rumble; let's let the smarmy Democrats like Schumer and Leahy and Kennedy go on the record before the klieg lights as defending the coddling of mass murderers. Call their bluff, Mr. President.

UPDATE: Ed Morrissey has more thoughts here.
DiscerningTexan, 10/28/2007 02:29:00 PM |