Tag Archives: John Yoo

Welcome to Boston, Mr. Rumsfeld. You Are Under Arrest

By Ralph Lopez
Daily KOS

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has been stripped of legal immunity for acts of torture against US citizens authorized while he was in office.   The 7th Circuit made the ruling in the case of two American contractors who were tortured by the US military in Iraq after uncovering a smuggling ring within an Iraqi security company.  The company was under contract to the Department of Defense.   The company was assisting Iraqi insurgent groups in the “mass acquisition” of American weapons.  The ruling comes as Rumsfeld begins his book tour with a visit to Boston on Monday, September 26, and as new, uncensored photos of Abu Ghraib spark fresh outrage across Internet.  Awareness is growing that Bush-era crimes went far beyond mere waterboarding.

Torture Room, Abu Ghraib

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Unitary Executive can OK mass murder: John Yoo

I have thought for some time that the role model adopted by the US government more and more resembles the Mafia.  The Insurance Industry has also followed this extortionate path. And now we hear assertions that any US president may target an American for death, and John Yoo (of torture memo fame) additionally claims that a sitting president is entitled to order massacres at will.

The City on the Hill has become the Mob.

Claudia

Yoo Called Civilian Slaughter OK

By Jason Leopold         ConsortiumNews.com February 20, 2010

Former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo argued that President George W. Bush’s commander-in-chief powers were so sweeping that he could willfully order the massacre of civilians, yet Yoo’s culpability in Bush administration abuses was deemed “poor judgment,” not a violation of “professional standards.”

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