An Excellent Question

by
Abby Zimet

Conservative attacks are mounting against Dawn Johnsen, President Obama's progressive nominee to head the Office of Legal Counsel, who has blasted Bush-era arguments in defense of torture as "outlandish" and "shockingly flawed." But Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (Dem.- R.I.) notes that GOP charges of partisanship, given the "long dark days of degradation" of the office, are what Jon Stewart recently, rightfully called "disingenuous at best, and criminal at worst."

“Now
suddenly they come forward with concerns,” he said. “Where were you
when those incompetent, ideological opinions were being issued?”

 

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