Saturday, February 20, 2010

Yoo Called Civilian Slaughter OK

By Jason Leopold
February 20, 2010

Former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo argued that President George W. Bush’s commander-in-chief powers were so sweeping that he could willfully order the massacre of civilians, yet Yoo’s culpability in Bush administration abuses was deemed “poor judgment,” not a violation of “professional standards.”

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8 comments:

Mike said...

Jason Leopold?!? Really?

Have you sunk so low as to employ this discredited fraud?

carrie said...

mike must be one of those wingnuts. And late to the party. Consortium News has published Leopold for a long time on the torture story. If mike was a regular reader he wouldve known that

carrie said...

Yup. Just as I suspected. Mike is a crazy wingnut. Here's his crazy wingnut blog.http://crooksshadow.blogspot.com/ Figures leopold would upset the right wing who can't deal with facts. Nice work leopold!

Anonymous said...

Seems the ABA and other such organizations have some very profound and fundamental reasoning and re-assessment as to their foundational premises, suppositions and judgments both as to Nature and as to Ethics.

Anonymous said...

Funny how the crimes of the past administration don't seem to matter.
What is even odder is how we never hear the "C" word. There was a robbery of a jewelry store near me. Thr perpetrators were charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit a robbery. Check out drug prosecutions,99% of the time it's prosecuted as a conspiracy. Missing emails..?? Hmm, destruction of evidence! Obviously the fix is in.. Too bad the Jewish Americans in government are trying to cover all these crimes up, instead of bringing light on what occurred.
After the holocaust experience and combined with their diaspora, the Jews were at their pinnacle of moral rectitude. Camp David was the high point.. Then the Intafada..and the rest is history. Jewish leaders began to reconsider... their position. Persons no less in stature than Elie wiesel got swept on the neocon thrall. Allen Dershowitz became an advocate for state inflicted torture without any real constraint.. He consigned our right to be tried and found guilty or innocent by a jury of our peers to the same fate as "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures. Yaa, today the cops can just call a judge on the phone, ask for and get a search warrant.... And it can be all lies BECAUSE there is no "hearing"... So Dershowitz thinks cops should be able to get torture warrants in the same or similar manner.. and elie Wiesel signs off in favor of the neocon war against Iraq where about seven hundred and fifty THOUSAND innocent Iraqis perished... It makes one wonder if the libel that the Jews see non-Jewish persons as inferrior and EXPENDABLE.. It is certainly true that even in light of the neocon led thugishness and the defection of many FORMER Jewish Paragons of morality to embrace torture murder and utter disregard for human life and dignity, it is STILL the Jewish voices of tolerance
peace and mutual respect that sustain what efforts there are put the evil genie back in the bottle..
BUT we can draw this lesson.. All people are subject to the worst impulses and action... No person or group is exempt.. Only by LAW can we procede sanely.

saaf said...

how about civilian slaughter on the south koreans by the chinese in the next war,

saaf said...

john choon yoo is on the dead pool list

saaf said...

john choon yoo has implantd electronic ear devices in americans(case of steven martin owen 11/11/1960-320-62-8716