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Yoo's Memo

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by rimrocker, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. rimrocker

    rimrocker Contributing Member

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    I'm surprised there's not been a thread about this, so I'll jump in...
    The memo in two parts:

    http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/pdfs/OLCMemo1-19.pdf?sid=ST2008040102264

    http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/pdfs/OLCMemo20-39.pdf?sid=ST2008040102264

    More info:

    http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2008/05/guantanamo200805?printable=true&currentPage=all

    Greenwald writes well, and sums it up...

     
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    mc mark Contributing Member

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    The vanity Fair article is just sad.

    It will be years before we find out the true extent to which this administration has shamed America.
     
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    The only reason I see for them to think that they could get away with this is by assuming future presidents would willingly use these newly corrupted privileges as precedent.

    It's completely cynical and disgusting.

    Maybe the next generation should create a new precedent by prosecuting these sons of b****es.
     
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    I will become an Obama supporter if he has the balls to call for criminal prosecution for the Bush Admin if he is elected.

    Even the Taiwanese are going to put their soon-to-be-ex President and First Lady to corruption trial. Why can't we do the same for an even bigger crime? :confused:
     
  5. mc mark

    mc mark Contributing Member

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    can someone ask this question?
     
  6. rimrocker

    rimrocker Contributing Member

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    From a footnote:

     
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    Traitors. All of them.
     
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    Disclosure Of Torture Memo Fails To Grab Traditional Media's Attention

    What if they disclosed a torture memo and nobody cared? Yesterday, an 81-page memo, authored by John C. Yoo, who was a deputy in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice at the time of its creation, was declassified and made public. The memo, which, among other things, was used as the rationale for authorizing the torture of government detainees, has long been held to be a savage reimagining of the structure of the Executive Branch and its authority, hostile to the traditional checks and balances that circumscribe the President's authority. And that's stating the matter diplomatically. A less kind observer might conclude that the memo was a legal abomination which tortures the accepted body of Constitutional law along the way to glibly authorizing a Grand Guignol of authoritarian power that our nation's founders would find abhorrent. With these high stakes as the prologue, you'd have to imagine that the disclosure of the memo would be of pre-eminent importance to the media.

    You'd be wrong. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/03/disclosure-of-torture-mem_n_94984.html
     

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