"How many law professors have signed off on a death warrant?"

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Justice Department lawyer John C. Yoo wrote the infamous "torture memo" of August 2002 because [former CIA counsel John Rizzo] had asked for clarification about techniques that could be used on detainees...


Rizzo seems bitter that he and other CIA officials have been criticized for authorizing harsh interrogations under Bush, and yet there has been little outcry over the faster pace of lethal operations under Obama. (From 2004 to 2008, Bush authorized 42 drone strikes, according to the New America Foundation. The number has more than quadrupled under President Obama--to 180 at last count.)

A Newsweek interview with the man who approved 
'lethal operations': Inside the Killing Machine

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