John Yoo Gets a Book Review Instead of Jail Time
Book review of John Yoo's 'Crisis and Command' By Jack Rakove Sunday, January 10, 2010; CRISIS AND COMMAND A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush John Yoo was a significant participant in the Bush administration's war on terrorism. As a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, he wrote many of the legal briefs on which the Bush administration relied, including, famously, a number of memos relating to the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. . . . Since returning to his academic position at the University of California at Berkeley law school, he has published three books.
John Yoo is, I guess, the epitome of the modern American; highly educated, with a distinguished career path and an utter lack of any shred of ethical grounding. The end justifies the means is the war cry of Yoo and the New American, from government service to Wall Street to our recent doctrinal world view.