Hello there to anyone who stumbles onto our site as we get it ready to launch. I'm making my 1st posts easy by shooting at the ridiculously cartoonish and evil people that made the last 8 years so disturbing. This is John Yoo. He wrote some of the memos used in the justification for bush/cheney to use torture. He is an extra-ordinairy asshole!
The fact that John Yoo is a Professor of Law at Berkeley and is treated as a
respectable, serious expert by our media institutions, reflects the complete
destruction over the last eight years of whatever moral authority the United
States possessed. Comporting with long-held stereotypes of two-bit tyrannies,
we’re now a country that literally exempts our highest political officials from
the rule of law, and have decided that there should be no consequences when they
commit serious felonies. John Yoo’s Memorandum, as intended, directly led to —
caused — a whole series of war crimes at both Guantanamo and in Iraq. The reason
such a relatively low-level DOJ official was able to issue such influential and
extraordinary opinions was because he was working directly with, and at the
behest of, the two most important legal officials in the administration: George
Bush’s White House counsel, Alberto Gonzales, and Dick Cheney’s counsel (and
current Chief of Staff) David Addington. Together, they deliberately created and
authorized a regime of torture and other brutal interrogation methods that are,
by all measures, very serious war crimes. If writing memoranda authorizing
torture — actions which then directly lead to the systematic commission of
torture — doesn’t make one a war criminal in the U.S., what does?
Here are some questions and thoughts on the matter from Naomi Wolf. This bit is telling:
...of the recently departed bush administration: asserts Bush's right
to do whatever he wants to innocent US citizens in this kind of custody, and
rejects the notion that Congress would have any role in how US citizens are held
or treated -- say, by the hypothetically deployed military - on US soil. It
seems also to claim the right to hold innocent US citizens in domestic military
custody while Bush has the right to do anything he wants to them. Anything he
wants. Remember this is an administration in which Bush, Rice, Rumsfeld and
Cheney have now been proven by Jameel Jaffer's revelations in Administration of Torture to have known about
and okay'd not just waterboarding as a policy but ok'd the discretion for
interrogators to use tactics such as electrodes attached to genitals, sexual
assault, threats against family members, suffocation, the beating of prisoners'
legs to "pulp," and in some cases the covering up of their murders. This memo
gives Bush the authority to do those things if he wants to innocent US
Back soon with more "Kicking evil people in the nads... because this is the intertubes and we can!