Friday, June 27, 2008

“The Games That Are Being Played”

Q: Could the President order a suspect buried alive?

Now there’s a question you don’t hear every day! That is unless you’re dropping in on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing entitled, From the Department of Justice to Guantanamo Bay: Administration Lawyers and Administration Interrogation Rules, Part III.

Here Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) tries in vain to get straight answers from John Yoo, the former Justice Department lawyer who wrote a now-repudiated memo allowing the harsh interrogations.