Commentary: War Violations
The Senators did not put their names on it. By voice vote, on November
13, they approved the economy-wrecking, fetus-deforming, $471 billion
Defense authorization. With unseemly haste the same day, President Bush
signed it into law.
Michael Mukasey showed the same urgency. The media reports that his first
act is to fill high level vacancies in the Justice Department - vacancies
which suggest internal struggle at Justice, possibly over presidential
violations of law. The issue of the Mukasey confirmation is critical, not
only because of waterboarding, but because if George Bush attacks Iran
without Congressional declaration of war, that is a war crime and the
Attorney General - or acting Attorney General - must order his arrest.
Suggested message: OVERTURN THE MUKASEY CONFIRMATION.
- Jean G. Braun