'What's the Matter with Yoo?'

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'The most shocking memo was authored by John Yoo who served as deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel between 2001 and 2003," writes Lisa Hajjar (http://www.firejohnyoo.net/cgi-bin/MTOS-5.2.13/mt-search.cgi?search=Lisa+Hajjar&IncludeBlogs=10) in her new book, 


The War in Court: Inside the Long Fight against Torture 

"Written for the CIA, this August 1, 2002 memo laid bare justifications for gruesome and violent tactics while emboldening the Bush administration to believe that using them would not violate any applicable laws. I started giving public lectures titled 'What's the Matter with Yoo?' The Nation invited me to review a bunch of books about the 'war on terror,' including several collections of the torture memos, which deepened my understanding of US torture and the law."


"Torture haunts U.S. politics like a ghost... hidden, repressed, denied and lied about," said sociology professor Lisa Hajjar, https://worldcantwait.net/index.php/torture/9029-this-is-not-america-this-is-not-who-we-are-except-it-is


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