NewsReal Blog Interview with John Yoo, Part 2: The Good (military commissions), The Bad (Federal Trials), and The Ugly (KSM)


John Yoo is currently a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley. From 2001 to 2003 he was a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Council at the U.S. Department of Justice. It was during this time that he co-authored the Bybee memo defining torture and American Habeas [...]

NewsReal Blog Interview with John Yoo, Part 1: Harsh Interrogations were Justified


John Yoo is currently a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley. From 2001 to 2003 he was a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Council at the U.S. Department of Justice. It was during this time that he co-authored the Bybee memo defining torture and American Habeas [...]

LA Times Reporter Chu helps Binyam Mohamed Sing the Blues


The British are singing the chorus to Binyam Mohamed’s version of “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me.” Remember how British intelligence informed the Americans about Saddam Hussein stockpiling WMD’s? Once again the British got it wrong. The mainstream American press went along for the ride with the CIA as the scapegoat.
Recently, the British appellate court made public [...]