« Scott Horton on the Culpability of John Yoo and Chris Edley | Main | Phillip Carter on Chris Edley and John Yoo »

May 08, 2008


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

David Lloyd-Jones

Sorry, I don't see why the question is not an easy one. It's open and shut, by simple inspection.

Yoo's theory of Presidential powers is ridiculous on its face. In fact Yoo's whole performance around that theory -- several hundred publications all hanging on one offhand and unserious comment by Hamilton -- would make a good and funny satirical review of academic trivia-for-career, were it not that his fellow academics have apparently given him the academic kudos that he was obviously playing for by inane production-line methods.

As for the torture memo, the only way to see it as anything but a servile screed produced for his bosses' wants would be to be immersed in the White House conspiracy and totally blinded by their egos, their world-rule fantasies, and their moral vacuum.

The comments to this entry are closed.