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It’s not me, it’s Yoo

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by Dahlia Lithwick

03/19/10

John Yoo wants you to hate him. That’s kind of his whole point. When he writes op-eds like this one — suggesting President Obama should thank him for enhancing executive power in wartime — what he really wants to do is make you grind your molars into powder. When he tells a room full of undergrads today that for some prisoners locked up at Guantanamo Bay ‘it’s the first time these people have had medical or dental care in their lives,’ — perhaps so that they can have pretty teeth before you hurl them into a wall — he’s doing it to be provoking. It’s an old trick. Focus attention on the witch and the witch hunt, and away from the facts. Unfortunately for everyone, Yoo has been so terrific at making himself the witch in this hunt, he’s made himself the issue. The same screaming masses he says are out to get him won’t let him get a word in edgewise...

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