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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:50 PM
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Torture Holding up Holder Confirmation
By The Staff at wowOwow.com

... Republican leaders today urged a delay because they’re worried Holder will use his position to prosecute interrogators accused of torturing detainees. Holder caused a bit of a frenzy last week when he said that, yes, waterboarding counts as torture, an admission Bush officials refused to make. With that confirmation, however, Holder now has the GOP worried he’ll start prosecutions. Thus, John Cornyn, the Republican Senator who’s also holding up Hillary Clinton’s confirmation, refuses to proceed until Holder says whether or not he would prosecute intelligence officials:

It could well be there will be a request to delay the markup for a week so those questions can be asked and answered. Part of my concern relates to his statements at the hearing with regard to torture ...

http://www.wowowow.com/post/torture-holding-holder-conf...
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:53 PM
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1. Oh heck, we can't prosecute torturers can we? How would that look?
:puke: :puke:
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LakeSamish706 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:03 PM
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2. Upholding the law is what is holding up his Confirmation.... The Repugs are scared....n/t
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Old Codger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:11 PM
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3. OK
I sincerely hope he does, if he waffles on this he will be no better than they are... Then again if it were me I would follow their lead and lie my ass off then prosecute the hell out of them.
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Libertyfirst Donating Member (583 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:14 PM
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4. You are a person after my own heart. I'd just keep my fingers crossed while
answering their questions.
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:22 PM
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5. "Don't mess with Texas"
The rest of America would be better off,if texas was given back to Mexico.
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