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Mukasey Refuses to Call Waterboarding Torture

In the second day of his confirmation hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey on Thursday refused to say that waterboarding is torture.

He declined to say that he rejects waterboarding, saying only that if it is torture, it can't be used.

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