John Yoo is a nub

The changes of the 1970’s occurred largely because we had no serious national security threats to United States soil.
John Yoo - How the Presidency Regained its Balance (h/t Greenwald)


Yoo finishes with:
Congress now must act to guide our counterterror policy, but it should
not try to micromanage the executive branch, particularly in war, where
flexibility of action is paramount.

Let's get this straight. This Congress has ignored the demostrable falsity of the "WMD" and "al-Qaeda" claims used to invade Iraq. It has basically ignored the outing of a covert CIA officer working on stopping WMD proliferation. It has abrogated oversight on intel on Iran's nuclear program. It has allowed the President to set up secret prisons abroad. It has allowed the President to engage in warrantless domestic surveillance.


Edit: How the hell do I keep the quoted text from going grey and barely readable?

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