John Yoo Continues to Love that Torture
The only thing more annoying than the “holier than thou” attitude taken by some toward the Bin Laden killing, has been the race among some to somehow give Bush ALL of the credit for that same killing. The best example of this has now come from John Yoo, the creepy looking troll, and generally terrible attorney, who authored the “torture memo” in 2003. He goes beyond simply giving Bush some credit, by arguing that Bush’s torture policy somehow led to the successful Bin Laden mission.
Without the intelligence produced by Bush policies, the SEAL helicopters would be idling their engines at their Afghanistan base even now. In the war on terror, it is easy to pull the trigger—it is hard to figure out where to aim.
Just seeing Yoo’s name in print makes me all types of angry, but Andrew Cohen has the best and most adequate response to Yoo’s ridiculous argument.
Former government lawyer John Yoo taking credit on behalf of the Bush administration for Sunday’s strike against Osama bin Laden is like Edward John Smith, the captain of the Titanic, taking credit for the results of the 1998 Academy Awards.
Spending your life defending torture must be a miserable existence.