Irony Overload: Yoo Lectures Obama On Bending the Law

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Abby Zimet

With the House gearing up to challenge Obama on Libya, Bush torture afficionados John Yoo and Robert Delahunty had the breathtaking gall to slam Obama for - gasp - ignoring the law for political reasons. Yoo likewise blasted the GOP in the Wall Street Journal for falling victim to "the siren song of short-term political gain." This, from the torture memo author Glenn Greenwald has called "the most partisan and intellectually dishonest lawyer in the country.” Truly shameless.

"Obama’s indefensible interpretation of the WPR is transparently driven by politics…These decisions show an administration that treats the law cynically and manipulatively, to achieve purely political ends."

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