Saturday, June 12, 2004

The American torture lawyers

A legally astute joke from Jay Leno (found here):

"According to the 'New York Times', last year white house lawyers concluded that President Bush could legally order interrogators to torture and even kill people in the interest of national security - so if that's legal, what the hell are we charging Saddam Hussein with?"

By the way, shouldn't the lawyers who signed the torture opinions, knowing they were wrong in international and domestic law, and knowing they were to be used to justify breaches of international and domestic law, be:

  • disbarred; and

  • charged under those same international and domestic laws for conspiring to facilitate the use of torture by American troops?