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Fuck Yoo 2

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 TroopsĀ© 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.


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Fuck Yoo

Can we pass a law that prohibits pants staining cowards from holding any sort of elected or appointed position in our government? (Via The Washington Post):

“If a government defendant were to harm an enemy combatant during an interrogation in a manner that might arguably violate a criminal prohibition, he would be doing so in order to prevent further attacks on the United States by the al Qaeda terrorist network,” [John C. Yoo, former deputy in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel and over sized bed-wetter] wrote in the memo. “In that case, we believe that he could argue that the executive branch’s constitutional authority to protect the nation from attack justified his actions.”

Interrogators who harmed a prisoner also would be protected by a “national and international version of the right to self-defense,” Yoo wrote.

So, if I believe some knobgobbling lackey is aiding and abetting in the destruction of this country’s founding principles, I get to crush his testicles under the doctrine of national self-defense, right Johnny? Of course, you’re safe because you don’t have any.

I should note that this memo is available due to some non-fail:

The newly released memo was sent by the Justice Department late today to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, who have long pushed for its declassification.


“And so then, Satan says to me … “

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