Why Is John Yoo Still Around?

Why is John Yoo employed by the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley? This is the man who told George Bush it was OK to commit and to permit criminal acts, just because he was the president. Why is this man teaching young people who will become attorney’s, who will be expected to uphold the law? What has gotten in to the regents of the University of California that they sanction hiring a brown-nosing legal whore who will tell his boss anything, no matter how outrageous, no matter how diametrically opposite to the letter and intent of the law, as long as it satisfies his bosses pre-existing bias and flawed judgment? At a time where California government is paralyzed by budget wrangling, why are the taxpayers of California paying the salary of this criminal facilitator of torture?

As reported by Jason Leopold in his article titled “DOJ Report on Yoo/Bybee Torture Memos ‘Daming’ “ in The Public Record:

A key line in George W. Bush’s defense against war crimes charges has weakened with the disclosure that an internal Justice Department watchdog has concluded that the legal advice, which cleared the way for Bush’s policies on torture and other abuse of detainees, was tainted by political influence.

An investigation by H. Marshall Jarrett, head of the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility, reached “damning” conclusions about numerous cases of “misconduct” in the advice from John Yoo and other lawyers in the Office of Legal Counsel during the Bush administration, according to legal sources familiar with the report’s contents.

OPR investigators determined that Yoo blurred the lines between an attorney charged with providing independent legal advice to the White House and a policy advocate who was working to advance the administration’s goals, said the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because the contents of the report are still classified.

Why hasn’t this political sycophant been disbarred and why am I still paying his salary? Is is that one off the facilitators of George W. Bush’s war crimes, like his bosses, will never be called to account? Is this acceptable to any freedom loving, law abiding, patriotic Americans?

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2 Responses to Why Is John Yoo Still Around?

  1. Stanley says:

    Not to be a (more) contrarian bastard than usual but it’s possible that a. we need to keep Yoo-Hoo in sight and actually hear what he is espousing, rather than have him operating in the shadows with those Dr. Strangeloving zealots with the Hoover Institute and b. I have a feeling that those law school students at Boalt will give Mr. Yoo-Hoo all he can handle.

    Just a thought.

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