On John Yoo

I'm sure many of you have heard about the NPR interview with legal scholar John Yoo. Yoo, in case you don't know, is the legal theorist behind many of President Bush's philosophies. Signing statements, the unitary executive–they all originate in the writings of John Yoo.

Yoo was interviewed by NPR yesterday on the Congressional bill that strips enemy combatants of habeus corpus rights and other legal protections. Yoo's justification for the move? Economic realities. Habeus corpus has a cost, he said. Money. Time. Secrecy. Congress is just trying to save money, speed the process along, protect the secrets the government needs to function.

Earth to John Yoo.

I'd like to see you stripped naked, your wrists and ankles bound in rope, duct tape slapped across your mouth, then dropped into Guantanamo Bay where you'll be begging for your habeus corpus rights and the legal protections of the Geneva Conventions after you've been sodomized fourteen times with a police baton, beaten to a bloody pulp, kept aware for seventy-two straight hours, and deprived of food and water.

Fuck you, scum.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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