He wrote the book on torture

The American Conservative
by James Bovard

10/09/06

George W. Bush has made absolutism respectable among American conservatives. And no one has done more pimping for president-as-Supreme-Leader than John Yoo, the former Justice Department official who helped create the 'commander-in-chief override' doctrine, unleashing presidents from the confines of the law. At a time when Bush is pushing Congress to approve the use in military tribunals of confessions that resulted from torture, it is vital to understand the thinking of the Bush administration's most visible advocate of 'coercive interrogation.' Yoo’s new book, War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror, reads like a slippery lawyer's brief submitted to a dim judge who gets all his information from Fox News.

//www.amconmag.com/2006/2006_10_09/review.html


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