Attorney General Mukasey Still Won't Call Waterboarding Torture

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Throughout his October confirmation hearings, Attorney General Mike Mukasey denounced the use of torture, stating that it is "antithetical to what this country stands for."

But when it came to declaring the practice of waterboarding torture, Mukasey hedged. "I don't know what's involved in waterboarding," he told Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), arguing he first needed to be "read into" the administration's program. Mukasey pledged to study the matter and said he would order a "review" after being confirmed:

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