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  •  Fifteen seems low to me... let's start with 50 n/t (7+ / 0-)

    Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. -- Harry S Truman

    by YucatanMan on Fri May 06, 2011 at 12:48:34 PM PDT

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    •  Yoo is a straight-up war criminal (6+ / 0-)

      and of the worst kind - the quiet, apologetic man who creates the administrative structure of cruelty.  I've often wondered what makes a man like Yoo tick.  Some sort of deference to authority?  Terrible anger or hate behind the soft submissive veneer?  Really, I don't get it.  Saw him once at the Hothouse in Chicago debating Doug Cassell of Northwestern.  This was the debate in which Cassell asked him if the President could theoretically order that a terrorism suspect's child's testicles could be crushed in order to extract information, and Yoo's answer was "I don't know why the President would want to do that"... he never disavowed absolute authority on the part of the president to order torture.  

      He is one of the most vile men in America today and it beggars belief that newspapers print his tripe.

      "Sedimentary people stay in one place. They only interact with other sedimentary people."

      by ivorybill on Fri May 06, 2011 at 01:46:08 PM PDT

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