Wednesday, January 13, 2010

John Yoo Cleans Jon Stewart's Clock

Via National Review Online, we get to see what happens when you send a comedian in to do a journalist's job.

As NRO's Daniel Foster notes,

There are legitimate reasons to find the “enhanced interrogation techniques” Yoo’s legal opinions underwrote troubling, and good-faith debates on the subject have long animated The Corner. But what Yoo’s victory indicates is that Bush’s interrogation policies — right or wrong — were soberly and sincerely crafted responses to a difficult problem, not slapdash sadism.

Liberals have argued that GWB was simply a sadistic bastard wanting to torture innocents. The interview clearly counters that argument. It also shows what lawyers do so well versus comedians.