John Yoo Argues Pres. George Bush Has Legal Power to Torture Children
| Philip Watts
Revolution newspaper revcom.us
On December 1, 2005, John Yoo, an architect of U.S. legal policy on torture, publicly claimed that George Bush has the authority to order the torture of children.
Does President George W. Bush agree? Are Yoo's remarks an expression of what is now offical policy and practice?
During a debate in Chicago, John Yoo said that presidential powers include the right to order the torture of suspects, including their children. John Yoo, a key architect for post 9/11 legal policy of the Bush Adminstration, has continued to advocate White House policies on torture, wiretapping and unlimited presidential powers.
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