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Well, Let’s See How the Judiciary Committee Handles This

In the hearing today at which AG Mukasey is testifying, Sen. Specter – who believes waterboarding is torture – has pointed out that his opinion is not the end of the matter.  He noted that the Senate had voted down a provision that would have made it illegal.  He then pointed out that, quite apart from waterboarding, the use of torture in ticking-bomb exigencies has been approvingly discussed by President Clinton, the Israeli Supreme Court, Sen. Schumer, Prof. Alan Dershowitz, and others.  (He left out Sen. Clinton, but could have included her too.)

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