Looks like John Torture Yoo is being prepped to inspect the bus’s undercarriage (via The Washington Post):
Neither the attorney general at the time, John D. Ashcroft, nor his deputy, Larry D. Thompson, were aware of the 81-page memo when it was written and sent to the Pentagon in March 2003, according to several former senior department officials. The Pentagon was told in December 2003 to disregard the legal advice in the memo after Justice Department lawyers raised objections [Don’t worry, Monica No Goodling got rid of them all – ed].
Ha, those crazy kids! Always writing up 81-page memos that overturn the Constitution when the grown ups go away for the weekend.
Don’t get me wrong. If Yoo isn’t hauled before The Hauge there’s something wrong with the world. But if Ashcroft (who also would look fabulous in bright orange) is trying to claim that a junior employee came up with something like this:
The Justice Department concluded in October 2001 that military operations combating terrorism inside the United States are not limited by Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures, in one of several secret memos containing new and controversial assertions of presidential power.
without his knowledge, he’s a bigger asshole than I thought.
Fortunately, due to bAdmin’s clever plan to support The Troops© by giving them a permanent vacation in Iraq, the chances of any soldiers kicking in your door are slim to none.
Unless you’re behind the door of the Oval Office.