Suppose I asked, "Are there any circumstances when it would be okay for the president to order an interrogator to crush a nine-year-old boy's testicles?" What would you answer?
If you are a normal person and not John Yoo, the man who, from 2001 to 2003 was employed as the Justice Department's legal advisor to President Bush and who was among the authors of the memos advocating the legality of torture, you'd say, "Hell no!"
(Yoo's answer to this question was: "I think it depends on why the president thinks he needs to do that.")
Friday, May 01, 2009
Mark Shea takes apart torture apologists: