Mukasey Refuses to Call Waterboarding Torture In the second day of his confirmation hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey on Thursday refused to say that waterboarding is torture. He declined to say that he rejects waterboarding, saying only that if it is torture, it can't be used.

Mukasey Refuses to Call Waterboarding Torture

Mukasey Refuses to Call Waterboarding Torture

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In the second day of his confirmation hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey on Thursday refused to say that waterboarding is torture.

He declined to say that he rejects waterboarding, saying only that if it is torture, it can't be used.