Evil Idiocy Revisited

Abby Zimet

George Bush defends waterboarding
as legal "because the lawyer said it was," he blathered in an
interview. The lawyer was John Yoo. Enough said. There's nothing quite
like the stomach-churning sight and sound of Bush to make us think of
the old Jewish folk-tale about a poor farmer who thinks he has it bad
till the rabbi teaches him otherwise; it's called, "It Could Always Be

Matt Lauer: "Critics say that you got the Justice Department to give you the
legal guidance and the legal memos that you wanted. Tom Kean,
who was a former Republican co-chair of the 9/11 commission, said they
got legal opinions they wanted from their own people."

Bush: "He obviously doesn't know. I hope Mr. Kean reads the book."

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