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Sure is good the Senate confirmed Michael Mukasey without him giving a straight answer about torture. As The Washington Post editorialized that his opponents were "working against the last, best hope to see the rule of law reemerge in this administration." Damn opponents. They were probably worried that if people were caught destroying evidence, he would help block inquiries into the obstruction of justice or something crazy like that. But that couldn't happen. After all, the Post said "Mukasey has demonstrated the ethical fortitude required of an independent attorney general" and Fred Hiatt is never wrong.

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