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Senator Schumer:

We are in shock upon reading that you will likely vote for torture. Torture. TORTURE. You will vote to nominate a man who doesn't think the victims at Guantanamo are mistreated: force feeding, permanent shackling, keeping them in frigid environments, humiliating them, demeaning their religious beliefs.К These people haven't even been charged with crimes, yet their treatment and degradation are so vile, so intolerable that they attempt suicide. Not torture? Mukasey thinks that waterboarding is not torture, either, which apparently is acceptable to you.К

To quoteКRear Adm. John Hutson (USN Ret.) : "Other than, perhaps the rack and thumbscrews, water boarding is the most iconic example of torture in history. It was devised, I believe, in the Spanish inquisition. It has been repudiated for centuries."

Senator Schumer,КWe have no doubt that if your family members (or ours) were subjected to these abuses by the Nazis, you would call it torture.К Your double standard regarding Muslims and Arabs makes you a hypocrite and a racist. Your hesitation in deciding whether to vote for Mukasey's confirmation disgraces your service as a Democratic Senator and has shocked and enraged your constituents.

We have also read that you are in favor of bombing Iran, a country that has notККattacked another country in over 250 years.К We know that you were once a staunch supporter of human rights and the rule of law. What has happened to you?

If you vote for this nomination and it goes through, you will have blood on your hands.К

If you continue to support the Bush administration's plan to attack Iran, a country of 70 million innocent men, women and children, the stain will never wash out.

As Howard Zinn said,"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people".

Ann Shirazi Manhattan, NY
Tarak Kauff Woodstock, NY
Laurie Arbiter Brooklyn, NY

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    Civilized world never support TORTURE, specially American officials... Zip Code 11001

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