Discussing the recent whining of Alberto Gonzales who, like Jay Bybee, wants it known that he's one of the real victims of the arbitrary torture regime he helped conceive of.
Shorter Jay Bybee: "I'm very sorry. I'm sorry that there are some people out there who think that designing specious legal arguments in order to enable executive branch officials to.
There's something pathetically instructive about today's GOP to be gained from reading Marc Thiessen's defenses of the torture policies of his previous employer. Obviously, he's got nothing to work with.
I assume that the fact that the latest ad hoc conservative arguments that following the rule of law is a luxury the United States just can't afford are illogical isn't.
Hi. My name is Dick Cheney, and I don't understand basic causal reasoning. See Spencer for the details, but Cheney's contention on the effectiveness of torture basically amounts to this:.
Shorter Charles Krauthammer: "I have an open-and-shut case for a "ticking time bomb" scenario that justifies torture. In this case, there was no ticking time bomb, and the torture didn't.
Shorter Condi Rice: We didn't want to do anything illegal responding to 9/11. Happily, if the President does it, it's not illegal! I also think that Iran is a fair.
See Greenwald and Daphne Evitar on a potentially important decision from a Ninth Circuit panel repudiating at least one element of the expansive "state secrets" privilege claimed by the Bush.