Another brilliant quote by Teddy

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    Another brilliant quote by Teddy

    "Judge Mukasey appears to be a careful, conscientious and intelligent lawyer and he has served our country honorably for many years," Kennedy said in a Senate speech announcing his opposition. "But those qualities are not enough for this critical position at this critical time."

    So tell us Ted, what qualities are you looking for?

     
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    I wonder what qualities he's looking for?
     
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    Someone that isn't wishy-washy on torture. Not that tough to figure out.

     
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    I know, I say the same thing about Bush everyday.
     
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    Dripping water on your forehead is not waterboarding. See the link below for more detail on waterboarding.

    http://people.howstuffworks.com/water-boarding.htm

     
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    From the above link:

    Water boarding as it is currently described involves strapping a person to an inclined board, with his feet raised and his head lowered. The interrogators bind the person's arms and legs so he can't move at all, and they cover his face. In some descriptions, the person is gagged, and some sort of cloth covers his nose and mouth; in others, his face is wrapped in cellophane. The interrogator then repeatedly pours water onto the person's face. Depending on the exact setup, the water may or may not actually get into the person's mouth and nose; but the physical experience of being underneath a wave of water seems to be secondary to the psychological experience. The person's mind believes he is drowning, and his gag reflex kicks in as if he were choking on all that water falling on his face.

    CIA members who've undergone the technique as part of their training have lasted an average of 14 seconds before begging to be released. The Navy SEALs once used water boarding in their counter-interrogation training, but they stopped because the trainees could not survive it without breaking, which was bad for morale. When the CIA used the water-boarding technique on al-Qaeda operative and supposed "9/11 mastermind" Khalid Sheik Mohammed, he reportedly lasted more than two minutes before confessing to everything of which he was accused. Anonymous CIA sources report that Mohammed's interrogators were impressed.

    Most CIA officials say water boarding is not torture, although many see it as a poor interrogation method because it scares the prisoner so much you can't trust anything he tells you. Senator John McCain, who was tortured as a POW during the Vietnam War, says water boarding is definitely a form of torture.

     
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    Most of you missed the point entirely.
     
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    Maybe he thinks sh sh shamy sh sh sh shosha should be nominated...
     
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    Another brilliant quote by Teddy

    Is there anyway to force someone on W? He makes up newexecutive powers on a regular basis (and oddly enough through a hissy fit whenever congress threatens to cut off funded with is actually 150 percent in its constitutionprerogative) How about a "unitary bicameral legislative theory"à JanetReno may have ParkinsonÆs but I'd love to see W try deal with her, maybe shecould have W's ranch surrounded by the FBI and fire bombed... you know just forkicks. Although W and crew have a totally unjustified air of confidenceand faith that is somewhat Branch Dividian like at this point. At some point the republicans in congress aregoing to really get that W has utterly politically hobbled them, they have somewhatof an understanding of it now, but they havenÆt quite gotten to ôevery republicanfor himself stageöà yet, its coming though, he has totally used up theirplatform, heÆs basically disproved many aspects of modern conservatism andtorched the rest. Maybe then, once thesh%t has not just hit the fan, but been sprayed all over them and the stain hasbeen set too will they would be willing to give him a much deserved taste ofthe back of congressÆ hand, but it probably wonÆt be today.

     
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    Sadly, I agree with you. Te(r)d Kennedy does a fine job representing all that is wrong with Massachusetts
     
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