The President's defense of Judge Mukasey was not persuasive (Bush, Defending Justice Nominee, sees Unfairness, New York Times, November 2, 2007: A1, 16). Two sentences would have got Judge Mukasey off the hook and increased his chances of being nominated.
The President could have said, "Waterboarding is torture. We don't do torture."
His silence on this point speaks eloquently to the policies of this Administration.Sent to New York Times