The Lighter Side of Torture

John Yoo was part of the White House Legal Counsel under George W. Bush. Yoo was instrumental in producing the infamous legal memo that legitimated the use of torture by the CIA. If I didn’t find him so loathsome, I would feel a little sorry for John Yoo.  As with the likes of Henry Kissinger and Robert McNamara, the bad decisions he made will haunt his legacy forever. Yoo is now back teaching law at Berkeley, University of California.

Torture is a serious business and I will be posting on it regularly. This clip, however, is not only damn funny, it also shows the power of humour and satire for making a political point.

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