John Yoo Talks About Interrogation Techniques that Lead us to Osama Bin Laden

    Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by John Yoo, former Department of Justice official under President George W. Bush to discuss how enhanced interrogation techniques lead to Osama bin Laden’s death, how Bush administration policies have helped the war on terror, and what missteps lie ahead for Obama. We’re brought | Read More »

    President Obama defended by John Yoo.

    In some ways, John Yoo’s argument (“Antiwar Senator, War-Powers President“) is almost… superfluous.  The basic point is straightforward enough: President Obama, just like every other President since 1973, has come to the conclusion that the War Powers Act is in fact an unconstitutional and onerous restriction on the executive branch’s constitutionally mandated oversight of military affairs.  This conclusion follows the usual evolutionary arc: as Yoo | Read More »

    President Obama defended by John Yoo.

    In some ways, John Yoo’s argument (“Antiwar Senator, War-Powers President“) is almost… superfluous.  The basic point is straightforward enough: President Obama, just like every other President since 1973, has come to the conclusion that the War Powers Act is in fact an unconstitutional and onerous restriction on the executive branch’s constitutionally mandated oversight of military affairs.  This conclusion follows the usual evolutionary arc: as Yoo | Read More »

    Yoo/Bybee protected by Obama administration.

    Thanks to CPAC, I completely missed covering this (Glenn Reynolds reminded me of the story this morning): Authors of waterboarding memos won’t be disciplined Bush administration lawyers who wrote memos that paved the way for waterboarding of terrorism suspects and other harsh interrogation tactics “exercised poor judgment” but will not face discipline for their actions, according to long-awaited Justice Department documents released Friday. I would | Read More »

    Quote of the Day, John Yoo edition.

    This pretty much encapsulates the intellectual, and I use the term extremely loosely, rigor of the antiwar movement when it comes to the GWOT: How did he do it? It’s a question John Yoo has been getting a lot lately. How did he manage to outwit Jon Stewart? (“He slipped through my fingers,” Stewart recalled after Yoo’s recent appearance on The Daily Show. “It was | Read More »

    John Yoo vs Jon Stewart

    [H/T: Michelle via Ace ] So Jon Stewart invited John Yoo – who is promoting his new book; Crisis and Command – to the Daily Show and proceeded, using his own inimitable mix of smirking, mockery, sarcasm and outrage, to "take down" the torture-justifying fascist and show him for the thoroughly evil henchman of the Bush Regime he was, leaving him a sputtering sweating wreck | Read More »

    Failing to understand the opposition

    Powerlineblog is one of my first stops every day for information.  True, they don’t cover every story that’s important to me, and I disagree with their approaches to some issues, but I appreciate the amount of thought and effort that goes into each post.  I feel that anytime you argue about something political, you should make reasoned arguments, not ones that appeal to emotion.  Politics, | Read More »