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He contributed to the PATRIOT Act and wrote memos in which he advocated the possible legality of torture, warrantless domestic mass wiretapping, and that enemy combatants could be denied protection under the Geneva Conventions. Yoo has also worked as a visiting scholar at the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute since 2003.
Yoo Arrested In Italy: ABC News Reporter Falls For April Fools Prank
The latest victim of the inevitable collision between the instantaneous internet and the April Fool's joke is ABC's Jake Tapper.
LONDON — A Spanish court has taken the first steps toward opening a criminal investigation into allegations that six former high-level Bush administration officials violated international law by providing the legal framework to justify the torture of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, an official close to the case said.
The case, against former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and others, was sent to the prosecutor’s office for review by Baltasar Garzón, the crusading investigative judge who ordered the arrest of the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. The official said that it was “highly probable” that the case would go forward and that it could lead to arrest warrants.
The complaint under review also names John C. Yoo, the former Justice Department lawyer who wrote secret legal opinions saying the president had the authority to circumvent the Geneva Conventions, and Douglas J. Feith, the former under secretary of defense for policy.
Originally posted by Clearskies
Funny, how this joke distracts from the truth.