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June 26, 2008


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"I think I have officially taken up residence on the other side of the looking glass

That is the only explanation when the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee asks a witness if the president of the United States has the authority to order a suspect be buried alive...and the answer isn't a swift and reverberating "NO!""

Posted by --Blue Girl at 6/26/2008 01:45:00 PM

And who was that witness?

John Yoo of course.


With transcript at: http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/06/yoo_we_dont_make_claims_of_inf.php

"Conyers: Could the President order a suspect buried alive?

Yoo: Uh, Mr. Chairman, I don't think I've ever given advice that the President could order someone buried alive. . .

Conyers: I didn't ask you if you ever gave him advice. I asked you thought the President could order a suspect buried alive.

Yoo: Well Chairman, my view right now is that I don't think a President . . . no American President would ever have to order that or feel it necessary to order that.

Conyers: I think we understand the games that are being played."

Now, given his prior answer saying the President could crushing testicles if he so desired, could we have expected any different?

What does he teach at Berkeley? May I suggest "The Comedy, Tragedy and Irrelevance of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments?" or "Balance of Powers and other Quaint Legacies it is time to Crush Like So Many Children's Testicles on the President's Desk?"

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