Interrogation techniques held the spotlight today as President Bush accused Senate Democrats of asking attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey "unfair" questions about waterboarding and torture. Bush claimed Mukasey "doesn't know whether we use that technique or not," and lauded the candidate for not telling "an enemy what we're doing," the Washington Post reports.
But Bush's "loose lips sink ships" policy is unlikely to satisfy the Judiciary Committee, and Mukasey's Democratic detractors are growing more vocal. "Will we join that gloomy historical line leading from the Inquisition through gulags and dark cells?" asked Sheldon Whitehouse. As it stands, Mukasey needs just one Democrat's support to proceed to a full Senate vote.