these legal conclusions are rock-
solid. and thus, the idea that we, as
a nation, have spent nearly six long,
dark, years ignoring these obviously-
sound, wise, ethical and humane answers -- is
deeply disturbing to me. and it should be,
to anyone who believes we are, in fact,
a "nation ruled by law, not by men."
dick cheney has plainly declared him-
self to belong to the latter, primitive,
camp. and so, the reason these six-year
old memos matter now, is that we -- the
people -- are entitled to know what judge
michael mukasey believes about them.
where does he stand on these vital questions?
we will soon find out; his written
answers are due in to senator patrick
leahy's office, the middle of next week.
do click to enlarge -- this is going to
be what matters -- for his confirmation: