As General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Mr. Haynes helped to formulate policies governing detainee interrogation and detention that violated U.S. and international law. He recommended that detainees in Guantanamo could be subjected to abusive interrogation techniques, including stripping them naked, depriving them of light, forcing them into stress positions, forcibly shaving them, and using dogs to intimidate them. He also advised that using wet towels and dripping water to make the detainees believe they are suffocating (waterboarding) and threatening them and their families with death might be "legally available" options.
Of course Bush wants a guy like that to be a judge.
I don't care if you're a Democrat or a Republican. Unless you're Torquemada you should oppose the nomination of this legal piece of pond scum.
Look at the Left End of the Dial, or kos. This clown's list goes on and on.
I don't see how anybody can even QUESTION the fact that Bush has a weird sociopathic love-affair with torture. The American Press doesn't want to see it, but it's pretty damned hard to miss.
This nomination is NOT a rubber stamp. Democrats may actually try and block this one, maybe even with Republican help.
If you want to send something to your Senator from a religious perspective, try this one.
Even better, here are the phone numbers of the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, list courtesy of kos:
Minority Members (Democrats)
Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT)
Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA)
Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE)
Herb Kohl (D-WI) >br> 202-224-5653 202-224-9787
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Russell D. Feingold (D-WI)
Charles Schumer (D-NY)
Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
Majority Members (Republicans)
Arlen Specter (R-PA) [Chairman]
Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT)
Charles E. Grassley (R-IA)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Tom Coburn (R-OK)