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  •  Paul "what torture?" Clement? (11+ / 0-)

    If you click through the Muck report they link to the Jan 2007 Legal Times profile

    Clement, then deputy solicitor general, was arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court that Congress, in its post-9/11 authorization of military force, had also in effect given the green light to the military detention of Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen arrested on American soil. Testing the limits of Clement’s argument, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg asked whether the same congressional resolution would authorize "mild torture" of detainees. "Some systems do that to get information," she said. Clement replied sharply: "Well, our executive doesn’t."

    Eight hours later, CBS News began airing the first infamous photos from Abu Ghraib prison. . .

    Yep - I'm sure he had well researched what was going on - pay not attention to the OLC opinions and WHC memos rah rahing torture and the JAG and DOJ complaints and the Geneva Conventions violations reports etc.   He's a wide-eyed boy and I'm sure nothing will get by him.


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