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Not Just a Torture Expert

May 12th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Torture expert John Yoo has a new gig…as monthly columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. In addition to yawn-y legal opinions, he’ll also be sharing his thoughts on how to commit war crimes and get away with them, how to re-brand waterboarding into an extreme sport and lobby to get it into the next Olympic Games, and how to rock a White Man’s Puff when you’re not white!

He has so much to offer, people, beyond how to almost kill people without actually killing people (factoring in the occasional “Oops!” of course). Open your minds and give this man a chance!


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Yoo Might Be In Trouble

April 21st, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

President Obama stated today that he would leave open the possibility of criminal prosecution for the members of the Bush administration that constructed legal basis for torture-based interrogation during war-on-terrortime. The choice to take legal action against these policy architects will land squarely in the lap of Attorney General Eric Holder.

From CNN:

“With respect to those who formulated those legal decisions, I would say that is going to be more a decision for the attorney general within the parameter of various laws, and I don’t want to prejudge that,” Obama said during a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah at the White House.

It’s about time.

We’re looking forward to seeing who might get called to task, should Holder decide to pursue real legal action against those morally challenged policymakers. We’re particularly interested in seeing what might come of John “Torture Memo Shmorture Memo” Yoo, whose “moral compass” while working for the White House seemed not only lost, but shat on twice and destroyed.

We can’t help but wonder if he’s starting to feel just a liiiiiiiiiiiittle bit sorry about some of his actions, for once.

Or perhaps a bit nervous about being questioned by the prosecution.

[CNN: Obama Leaves Door Open to Bush Officials' Prosecution]
[Straits Times: US Lost Its Moral Compass]
[The Swamp: Justice Interrogation Memo]
[Salon: John Yoo Is Sorry for Nothing]


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Sudan Criminalizasian

March 4th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana
Al-Bashir’s response? “Eat” it.

At long last, an arrest warrant was issued by the International Criminal Court today for Omar al-Bashir, the President of Sudan, on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

No thanks to this guy:

Source Source Source Source

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Major General Antonio Taguba

June 30th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Name: Major General Antonio Taguba

Occupation: Army Man and Truth Teller

Known for: Man-ing up, blowing the lid off of human rights abuses at Abu Ghraib, getting unceremoniously forced into retirement for doing the right thing, accusing the Bush administration of war crimes, looking really damn studly in uniform.

Thanks, Jasmine!

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