Douchebag of the Day
In a statement, the deeply conservative Connecticut senator, who has in the past expressed his support for waterboarding, said that Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision — which already has drawn criticism for not going far enough — “will have a chilling effect on the men and women agents of our intelligence community whose uninhibited bravery and skill we depend on every day to protect our homeland from the next terrorist attack.”
From Lieberman’s statement:
These public servants must of course live within the law but they must also be free to do their dangerous and critical jobs without worrying that years from now a future Attorney General will authorize a criminal investigation of them for behavior that a previous Attorney General concluded was authorized and legal.
Pardon me, but I don’t believe that Ashroft and Gonzo told those “public servants” it was OK to threaten to rape a detainee’s mother and kill his kids, stage mock executions, or put pressure on a detainee’s carotid artery until he passed out.