Archive for the ‘John Yoo’ Category

Flashback: John Yoo thinks it’s cool to torture children too

September 18, 2006

Summary: During a debate in Dec 2005, John Yoo basically outlines that he believes it’s perfectly fine to torture children. Actually, this isn’t limited to just children who are believed to be terrorist suspects, but this extends to children of terrorist suspects who haven’t done anything.

Cassel: If the president deems that he’s got to torture somebody, including by crushing the testicles of the person’s child, there is no law that can stop him?

Yoo: No treaty

Cassel: Also no law by Congress — that is what you wrote in the August 2002 memo…

Yoo: I think it depends on why the President thinks he needs to do that.



Update: More Goodies.  Here’s John Yoo claiming Clinton was abusing too much executive power, and here’s a rundown on the historical illiteracy of Yoo when describing the Founding Fathers’ intent (not to mention the Cold War as well).


Glenn Greenwald Responds to John Yoo Op-Ed

September 17, 2006

Summary: John Yoo wrote an op-ed in the NY Times defending the Bush administration’s breach in executive powers in areas of torture and FISA. Glenn Greenwald responds with quotes from the Federalist Papers which directly outline what the Founding Father’s intent was for executive power.