Battlepanda: The Chief Swivelling Freeper


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Monday, February 13, 2006

The Chief Swivelling Freeper

Talking about yer swivelling freepers, take a gander at this quote and try to guess who said this about which president (lifted wholesale from Volokh via Drum):
President ____ exercised the powers of the imperial presidency to the utmost in the area in which those powers are already at their height — in our dealings with foreign nations. Unfortunately, the record of the administration has not been a happy one, in light of its costs to the Constitution and the American legal system. On a series of different international relations matters, such as war, international institutions, and treaties, President ____ has accelerated the disturbing trends in foreign policy that undermine notions of democratic accountability and respect for the rule of law.
I'm sure after my last post everybody guessed Clinton was the Commander in Chief in question. Very good, class. But it's the identity of the speaker that is really going to blow your mind -- John Yoo. Yes. John "what Geneva Convention" Yoo. The go-to guy for the figleaf of plausable legal propriety when it comes to torture for this administration.

They have no shame, and they think the rest of us have no memories extending back before 9/11/2001.