Saturday, January 29, 2005

Chertoff and Torture

Can't Bush appoint anyone to positions of high importance that doesn't approve of the use of terror?

We've known about incoming Attorney General Gonzalez's problems in this regard. Now we're learning more. This from Saturday's New York Times:

Michael Chertoff, who has been picked by President Bush to be the homeland security secretary, advised the Central Intelligence Agency on the legality of coercive interrogation methods on terror suspects under the federal anti-torture statute, current and former administration officials said this week.

At this point, there has got to be a reasonable inference that Bush is appointing these people in part because of the fact rather than in spite of the fact that they hold relativistic views on torture. President Bush: where are the clear lines between good and evil you are so fond of drawing here?

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