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Ichingcarpenter

(36,988 posts)
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:32 AM Feb 2013

John Yoo: The Real Problem with Assassinating U.S. Citizens? We Canít Torture Them ... Not the onion

John Yoo, George W. Bush’s Assistant US Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel, has a real problem with Obama’s use of drones. But his problem isn’t that Obama claims the right to kill U.S. citizens without charge or trial—it’s that we can’t capture and torture them without charge or trial.

This is a terrifying example of how the extreme militarist fanatics on the right can make Obama’s most damaging Constitutional precedent look benign, and, in the process, put the left in the position of defending him. “Rather than capture terrorists—which produces the most valuable intelligence on al Qaeda—Mr. Obama has relied almost exclusively on drone attacks,” he wrote in The Wall Street Journal today.



http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323951904578288380180346300.html?mod=googlenews_wsj



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John Yoo: The Real Problem with Assassinating U.S. Citizens? We Canít Torture Them ... Not the onion (Original Post) Ichingcarpenter Feb 2013 OP
Damn. Double damn. Solly Mack Feb 2013 #1
Yoo Is Simply Rabid, Sir The Magistrate Feb 2013 #2
I just pictured him dancing a little happy jig after saying something so insane. Gidney N Cloyd Feb 2013 #3

The Magistrate

(94,514 posts)
2. Yoo Is Simply Rabid, Sir
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:39 AM
Feb 2013

The man is in serious need of treatment; there are permanent cures for this sort of thing....

Gidney N Cloyd

(19,542 posts)
3. I just pictured him dancing a little happy jig after saying something so insane.
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:46 AM
Feb 2013

Like he's just a mischievous little imp taunting us with his wild rantings, believing he can't be touched.

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