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.
Apparently having run out of human beings, the Philadelphia Inquirer has given a column to John Yoo. And, if you're a glass-one-twelfth-full kind of person, you could acknowledge that it's.
Shorter John Yoo: Executive branch actions that could have been easily performed under FISA prove that is was fine for the executive branch to systematically violate FISA at their pleasure..
So, to be clear, Boalt Hall's favorite tenured radical used procedural, legal, and factual errors...to justify torture and arbitrary executive power. (Often, for example, legislative provisions are ambiguous and have.
One possible response.
Many people have already noted a key takeaway from Scott Shane's article on the CIA's arbitrary torture regime: it didn't work. A couple things about it are also worth noting..
I have a piece about the newly released memos over at Comment is Free. Meanwhile, it's pretty amusing to see a guy responsible for what might be the least plausible.
The more that's known about Yoo, Bybee and the Bush administration's arbitrary torture regime, the better.