Monday, February 22, 2010

The Sociopaths Among Us

John Yoo, Bush's former legal guardian, on massacres:

The architect of the Bush administration's memos authorizing waterboarding and other “enhanced” interrogation techniques told investigators that the president of the United States has the power to order the "massacre" of civilians, according to an internal Justice Department investigation released late Friday.
Included in what Yoo dubbed the "bad things opinion," according to the documents, was a section outlining the president's wartime powers. "What about ordering a village of resistants to be massacred?" an investigator asked Yoo. "Is that a power that the president could legally—"

"Yeah," Yoo replied, according to a transcript provided in the report.

"To order a village of civilians to be [exterminated]?" the questioner replied.

"Sure," Yoo said.

1'Justice: No misconduct in Bush interrogation memos' - Politico

1 comment:

thespanishprisoner said...

What's new about this? They were doing this to Native American villages in the nineteenth century.