« Re: George Bush - Failed Christian, Failed CEO (Huffington Post) | Main | Re: Everything you wanted to know about Vote By Mail »

April 13, 2006

Re: John Yoo's Tortured Logic (The Nation)

Stephen Holmes' John Yoo's Tortured Logic in The Nation does an analysis of why John Yoo invented the extreme, and grossly false and unconstitutional (as consistent with my own analysis), notion of Bush's unilateral presidency outside of oversight and laws passed by congress and enacted by past presidents.

One of his key conclusions:

By dismantling checks and balances, along the lines idealized and celebrated by Yoo, the Administration has certainly gained flexibility in the “war in terror.” It has gained the flexibility, in particular, to shoot first and aim afterward. It has acted on disinformation and crackpot theories and utopian expectations that could perhaps have been corrected or moderated if traditional decision-making protocols had been respected and key policy-makers had not silenced dissident voices and sequestered themselves in an echo chamber.

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
https://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341fca0d53ef00d8355fd78e69e2

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Re: John Yoo's Tortured Logic (The Nation):

Comments

The comments to this entry are closed.

September 2011

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30  

Campaigns I Support

About Progressive Viewpoints