Sunday, January 08, 2006

John Yoo=Nazi Bastard

John Yoo, legal advisor to Bush, has said there is no legal barrier to the President ordering the torture of children if he deems it necessary for national security. I present the following excerpt:

John Yoo publicly argued there is no law that could prevent the President from ordering the torture of a child of a suspect in custody – including by crushing that child’s testicles.

This came out in response to a question in a December 1st debate in Chicago with Notre Dame professor and international human rights scholar Doug Cassel.

This part of the exchange during the debate with Doug Cassel, reveals the logic of Yoo’s theories, adopted by the Administration as bedrock principles, in the real world.

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

What is particularly chilling and revealing about this is that John Yoo was a key architect post-9/11 Bush Administration legal policy. As a deputy assistant to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, John Yoo authored a number of legal memos arguing for unlimited presidential powers to order torture of captive suspects, and to declare war anytime, any where, and on anyone the President deemed a threat.

It has now come out Yoo also had a hand in providing legal reasoning for the President to conduct unauthorized wiretaps of U.S. citizens. Georgetown Law Professor David Cole wrote, "Few lawyers have had more influence on President Bush’s legal policies in the 'war on terror’ than John Yoo."


DO YOU SEE THAT, EVERYBODY? DO YOU SEE THAT? DO YOU SEE THE DEPTHS OF MORAL DEPRAVITY TO WHICH THESE MISERABLE BASTARDS HAVE SUNK? I'VE PUT THIS POST IN HUGE TYPE BECAUSE I'M ROARING MY OUTRAGE. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, PLEASE HELP US GET RID OF THE SCUM THAT COMPRISES THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION.

2 comments:

Frap Gurl said...

Is there really 3 more years left of this shit???/

Joseph said...

Yes, but if we elect a Democratic Congress in the fall, we can do some things to stop these fuckers.