Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Bond Calls Dem Demands on Mukasey "Unfair"

Sen. Kit Bond is calling some Democrats demands to know more about Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey's position on torture "unfair and impossible."

The Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee is urging "swift confirmation" of Judge Mukasey.

Bond calls the criticism over Mukasey's torture position "manufactured."

"Judge Mukasey does not yet have the necessary security clearance to know the details of highly sensitive anti-terror programs", noted a release from Bond's office. "The Democrats’ insistence on asking Mukasey to comment on details he cannot know puts him in an impossible situation - doing so is like asking a judge to give a decision before he has even heard the case," said Bond.

Bond said an "uninformed opinion" would put the war on terror in jeopardy.

"Declaring certain anti-terror techniques illegal – a prerequisite for confirmation by many Senate Democrats -- could subject terror-fighters to legal actions and sanctions," the senior Senator said in a release.

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