Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Twist it a little more, Cohen!

Andrew Cohen writes this about John Yoo:
Former government lawyer John Yoo taking credit on behalf of the Bush administration for Sunday's strike against Osama bin Laden is like Edward John Smith, the captain of the Titanic, taking credit for the results of the 1998 Academy Awards.
John Yoo is of course trying to do just that.
He's a coward and should retire in disgrace.  His performance in the video below is how history should remember him.

 Figure 1: John Yoo failing at life.

There are many ways to defend torture as practiced under the Bush administration, and people much more honest than John Yoo have done just that.  I disagree with them, but at least they have retained some dignity pressing their case.  Wriggling like a grad student failing their prelims (when you're not a grad student at your prelims) just doesn't leave you much.
 Figure 2: Impression of graduate student failing prelims.
Pretending like you have any standing left afterwards to address national issues is delusional.  Just felt the need to be a little direct about this since the man still seems to have a job and get media attention.

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