Retired JAGs On Waterboarding: "It Is Inhumane, It Is Torture, And It Is Illegal"

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In a legal dodge, Mukasey called the torture technique "hypothetical" and said that he would need the "actual facts and circumstances" to strike a "legal opinion." But in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), four retired Judge Advocates General (JAGs) -- the judicial arm of the U.S. military--sharply criticize Judge Mukasey's legal hedging. They unequivocally state that waterboarding is torture

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