The insanity of John Yoo

John Yoo: sadistic or insane?

Revelations in the Justice Department’s whitewash of the torture memos offer a frightening glimpse into the mind of John Yoo, the former Justice Department lawyer who, with now judge Jay Bybee and others, gave the Bush administration a license to entertain the darkest fantasies of Dick Cheney. What Yoo believes is not just weird, or scary, or Byzantine. It’s downright un-American. Apparently, Yoo believes that as long as he says the United States is “at war” with some entity — state or non-state, and even without a Constitutional declaration of war by Congress, the president of the United States has it perfectly within his power to:

And only God knows what else. How is this man being allowed to instruct young would-be lawyers?

Meanwhile, Newsweek’s Michael Issikoff posts about Dick Cheney’s time machine theory of torture and Jose Padilla, and the gruesome new details of Bush-Cheney-era torture contained in that DOJ whitewash report. And what’s scariest about this whole sorry spectacle, is that a majority of so-called “conservatives,” probably agree with John Yoo (so long as the president in question is a Republican.)

Related: Torture and impunity.

This entry was posted in Bush administration, Opinion, Politics and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

41 Responses to The insanity of John Yoo

  1. Pingback: Filtered news 2/24/10 « Russ' Filtered News

  2. Pingback: An open letter to conservatives « Russ' Filtered News

  3. Pingback: You Can’t Be A Jerk to Everyone and Still Expect to Have Friends « Baker's Briefings

  4. Pingback: An open letter to conservatives « No Tea 4 Me

  5. Pingback: Homework Done On Open Letter To Conservatives « The Coyote Chronicles

  6. Pingback: My Journey » Blog Archive » Open letter to Conservative

  7. Pingback: An open letter to conservatives - Cincinnati Sports Forums - Reds, Bengals, UC Bearcats and Xavier

  8. Pingback: An open letter to conservatives | Cincy Hub

  9. Pingback: A Damning List of (R) Abuses and Chicanery « Progressive Warwick Blog

  10. Pingback: An Open Letter to Conservatives « Confessions of a Metal Head

  11. Pingback: AdrianTaverner.com » To summarize…

  12. Pingback: An open letter to conservatives | ninja news

  13. Pingback: Peg look at the visible editor on this « 44-D

  14. Pingback: An Open Letter To Conservatives – By A Conservative « The Fifth Column

  15. Pingback: An Open Letter To Conservatives « 44-D

  16. Pingback: An Open Letter to Conservatives | America For Purchase

  17. Pingback: Russel King’s ‘Open Letter to Conservative Americans’ | Orange Juice

  18. Pingback: Advice for Republicans « Durangodave’s Blog

  19. Inez Deborah Emilia Altar says:

    Listen you guys don´t play stupid this guy is called Yoo, O.K, now what shape are his eyes? Now guess his ethnicity, read up what they do in the country/ countries he originates from, my cool guess is it would be China, I am not partisan please check up the Kuo Min Tang or modern China and just put in the keywords the country and the name for the activity the lawyer Yoo advocates and please pack these disgustingly absurd medicalized fantasies of insanity into the waste paper basket where they belong, if 70% of a nation are sadists of course it gets automatically discounted. When they get jaded on bullets they go for ampules, they check out what next they can do to get properly laughing and relaxed like we all like to be

  20. Inez Deborah Emilia Altar says:

    Burt on the other hand Yoo is a lawyer and may be seeing the laws realistically, only I must warn all Presidents that international laws safeguarding humanity, even though war crimes tribunals perhaps can only be set up with US backing to bludgeon Orthodox Christian Slavs who fought desperately while being tortured and murdered elements which made themselves a nest for the budding al-Qaeda, protect minors including from crimes against dignity, which are categorized somewhat laughably as human rights…

  21. Inez Deborah Emilia Altar says:

    Besides who knows if this Yoo does not want the USA to be on the same level as his beloved homeland…Or even does not mind for other reasons that US personnell and administration end up under international indictment?

  22. Pingback: Russell King’s Genius Open Letter to Conservatives | UK Progressive

  23. Pingback: Hypocrisy, Fear, and Ignorance « charles' log

  24. Pingback: How a Party Alienated the Nation | Pointer's Weekly

  25. Pingback: An open letter to conservatives by AmericanDad, aka Russell King « Bill4DogCatcher.com

  26. Pingback: Open letter from An American Dad « MikeSouth.Com

  27. Pingback: An open letter to conservatives « The Political Agitator

  28. Pingback: A reckoning of the hypocrisy of Republican politics | Shankbone

  29. Pingback: An Open Letter to Conservatives and “Liberals” Who Are Crypto-Conservatives « Therearenosunglasses’s Weblog

  30. Pingback: An open letter to conservatives « The Afghan Pig

  31. Pingback: Republicans — Stuck in a Swamp of Hypocrisy, Hyperbole, Historical Inaccuracy and Hatred | PoliticalArticles.NET

  32. Pingback: An open letter to conservatives – Redux « The Fifth Column

  33. Pingback: An open letter to Conservatives « JoeWo Joe Wosik Blog

  34. Pingback: Best Blog Post of 2010 | Peel me

  35. Pingback: The war over Bradley Manning : The Reid Report

  36. Pingback: An open letter to the GOP/Conservatives ~ beingDevious

  37. Pingback: An open letter to the GOP/Conservatives ~ beingDevious

  38. Pingback: An open letter to the GOP/Conservatives ~ beingDevious

  39. yo, I usually dont read these types of blogs cuz I think the industry is going sour but you got me interested so im gonna send a link to my email list good looking.

  40. Pingback: I stand by Jack Stuef, one of the funniest writers writing | Shankbone

  41. Great post! The concepts and insights happen to be well worth reading. You really others useful info. Thank you for sharing it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>