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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Where's the outrage!!!

I discussed how Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey was talking the talk below. I missed something however but Andrew Sullivan and Steve Benen didn't. It would appear that this comment by Mr Mukasey:
The Bybee memo is “worse than a sin, it’s a mistake,” Mukasey said. He referenced the photographs taken by U.S. troops who liberated the Nazi concentration camps in 1945 to document the “barbarism” the U.S. opposed.
sounded a lot like this from Senator Dick Durbin:
In a Senate floor speech Tuesday, [Senator Dick] Durbin cited an FBI report describing Guantanamo Bay prisoners chained to the floor in the fetal position without food or water and sometimes in extreme temperatures.

"If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control," he said, "you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime -- Pol Pot or others -- that had no concern for human beings."
Now Durbins comments resulted in outrage from the right. If you don't remember John Cole did some Google investigating reporting and has examples. So will the ever ready right wing attack machine go after Michael Mukasey or as Sully says:
Let's see if Reynolds or Steyn will lambaste the incoming attorney-general on the same grounds, shall we? Or will their double standards reveal their partisan hackery again?
I vote for hypocritical partisan hackery!

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