Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Defending Jack Bauer of Jurisprudence

Yoo kept us safe
Orange County Register, March 6, 2009, at Local 17

I find it disgusting that someone who has dedicated a great portion of his professional life to public service – having served in all three branches of government – now has to worry about the same government possibly coming after him with criminal charges for nothing more than political expediency ["Man behind the memos," Front Page, March 4].

George Bush did at least three things right: two of them sit on the U.S. Supreme Court today, and the third is that he kept us safe after 9/11. Much of the praise for the latter achievement belongs to the likes of John Yoo.