"I'm encouraged by the answers."
That's what Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy told reporters after Mukasey's confirmation hearing. It's obvious why.
Mukasey refused to forcefully defend eavesdropping on terrorists and pacified the pacifist left who believe we should be fighting the war on terror with High Tea manners and ACLU fund-raisers.
"I am not familiar with that program," he said when asked about the Terrorist Surveillance Program.
He's not familiar with the program? How is that possible? It's been maliciously attacked by Democrats without access to classified information, and the President's Attorney General nominee has nothing to say about it?
"Excuse me, Mr. Terrorist, sir, and even though you don't wear a uniform, are obsessed with crashing planes into our buildings here in the United States, kill civilians, and cut off heads with a dull knife in your spare time, could you pretty-please-with-sugar-on-top answer a few of our questions if you don't mind?"
That's how Mukasey delivered his opinion about our terrorist tracking and interrogation methods to Sen. Leahy, without speaking the words. It's why the Senator will vote to confirm him, along with with a near-unanimous Senate.