Monday, January 09, 2006

Bush Advisor Says President Has Legal Power to Torture Children

John Yoo is a law professor and former deputy assistant to Attorney General John Ashcroft. Yoo was one of Bush’s chief advisors in the perverted “war on terror.”

Doug Cassel is an “attorney, journalist and scholar specializing in international human rights, international humanitarian and international criminal law, including terrorism.”

Recently, Yoo and Cassel debated whether Bush could order the torture of a child. Not surprisingly, Yoo said Bush could order the torture of a child. Here’s the exchange:

Cassel: If the President deems that he’s got to torture somebody, including by crushing the testicles of the person’s child, there is no law that can stop him?
Yoo: No treaty.
Cassel: Also no law by Congress. That is what you wrote in the August 2002 memo.
Yoo: I think it depends on why the President thinks he needs to do that.
That, my friends, is the Neo-Con’s perverted view of humanity and justice. Little wonder entertainer Harry Belafonte called Bush the terrorist.


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