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Torturing John Yoo

Not really torture, just a good prank:

From Wikipedia:

On December 1, 2005, Yoo appeared in a debate in Chicago with University of Notre Dame law professor Doug Cassel. During the debate Cassel asked Yoo, “If the president deems that he’s got to torture somebody, including by crushing the testicles of the person’s child, there is no law that can stop him?”, to which Yoo replied “No treaty.” Cassel followed up with “Also no law by Congress — that is what you wrote in the August 2002 memo…”, to which Yoo replied “I think it depends on why the President thinks he needs to do that.”


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  1. K!M wrote:

    now if only that could have happened in one of my classes…

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

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  1. The Melting Pot Project on Monday, August 24, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    John Yoo’s Class Seems Like Torture…

    …well, when forced to attend it in the way that these guys did, at least. Props to Political Irony for finding this video:…