May 12, 2009

Yoo Suck

Michael Schaffer, on the Philadelphia Inquirer's mindboggling decision to give a monthly column to torture enthusiast/war criminal John Yoo:

If John Yoo had any writerly creativity, he'd have come up with a better name for his Philadelphia Inquirer column. The possibilities are endless: "Tortured Logic." "Stress Positions." "Hints from the Gulag." But the author of the Bush administration torture memos apparently used up all his creativity in explaining why waterboarding doesn't violate America's legal obligations. So his monthly missive to the good people of greater Philadelphia is just called "Closing Arguments," which sounds like a feature that any superannuated lawyer could write.
How it can be an evil radical left-wing newspaper when its owner is a longtime Republican flack and columnists include John Yoo and Rick Santorum?

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 12, 2009 03:24 PM