Getting to know Yoo

Digby points to an important review of John Yoo's book in the New York Review of Books:
Few lawyers have had more influence on President Bush's legal policies in the "war on terror" than John Yoo. This is a remarkable feat, because Yoo was not a cabinet official, not a White House lawyer, and not even a senior officer within the Justice Department. He was merely a mid-level attorney in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel with little supervisory authority and no power to enforce laws. Yet by all accounts, Yoo had a hand in virtually every major legal decision involving the US response to the attacks of September 11, and at every point, so far as we know, his advice was virtually always the same? the president can do whatever the president wants. [NYRB]
Appropriately, Rob is doing a 10 Worst Americans list at Lawyers Guns and Money.

[Hullabaloo, Lawyers, Guns and Money; Posted by Lindsay Beyerstein]

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