Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Lawyer as Criminal

Today is Sunday, 21 February 2010.

John Yoo was a toady in the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice during the Bush-Cheney regime. Yoo “distinguished” himself by writing opinions rationalizing a supposed presidential power to order torture, and other war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The cowardly, criminal-coddling Obama regime has determined Yoo was guilty of mere “flawed” reasoning, and not “professional misconduct”; the latter could have led to Yoo’s disbarment.

The following is from a Yoo deposition to the Office of Professional Responsibility of the Department of Justice:

OPR: "What about ordering a village of resistants to be massacred? ... Is that a power that the president could legally -"

YOO: "Yeah. Although, let me say this: So, certainly, that would fall within the commander-in-chief's power over tactical decisions."

OPR: "To order a village of civilians to be [exterminated]?"

YOO: “Sure.”

Yoo holds the J.D. from Yale Law School. Apparently, he did post-graduate work at the Eichmann Memorial Institute.

Yoo should be serving a life term for conspiracy to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity, etc.

The Communist Manifesto was published on this date in 1848.

W. H. Auden was born on this date in 1907.

In 1925, The New Yorker publishes its first number.

In 1965, Malcolm X is assassinated.


Anonymous rtr said...

It's the actions of smart persons with tiny souls that tests the limits of my aversion to capital punishment.

For the John Yoos of the world, I can begin to contemplate the sense of justice that the endocrine system urges.

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