John Yoo supports crushing testicles of children!
This has apparently been around for some time, but I just now listened to the clip. I don't know whether I'd rather vomit or hit the computer screen.
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But since 2001, the judges have modified 179 of the 5,645 requests for court-ordered surveillance by the Bush administration. A total of 173 of those court-ordered "substantive modifications" took place in 2003 and 2004, the most recent years for which public records are available.
That’s right. Since we’ve been at war this court has modified 179 of the 181 requests for warrants presented to it.
Yes. That’s right. Since we’ve been at war the court has rejected or deferred six requests.
Wars are not waged by warrants, writs, and depositions. They are waged by hard men, kicking down doors in the night. Wars are not waged by arrests and indictments. They are waged by whisking suspected enemy combatants and sympathizers off the street and spiriting them away to parts unknown. Wars are not waged by wiretaps justified by probable cause. They are waged by intelligence operations directed against anyone in communications with our enemies, and these operations may include intercepting their communications, and rifling their papers and possessions, before kicking down their door and whisking them away to some Third World hellhole.
From the beginning of this pseudo-scandal I’ve held the opinion that it is ridiculous for any Administration, Democrat or American, to ask permission of a freakin court – a court, mind you, not Congress - to carry out actions it has the authority to do. This analysis of recent FISA warrants shows the Administration was not only justified in principle but required to do so by the actions of the FISA court itself.