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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 03/ 1/2010

UVA to host author of so-called "torture memos"

By Washington Post editors

A Bush administration attorney who wrote legal memos that authorized the use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics on suspected terrorists plans to speak at the University of Virginia.

John Yoo is scheduled to speak March 19 at U.Va.’s Miller Center for Public Affairs. Yoo was a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel and author of several of the so-called “torture memos” that addressed the treatment of Guantanamo prisoners.

Yoo has returned to teaching at the University of California at Berkeley’s law school and is promoting his book, “Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush.”

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | March 1, 2010; 10:53 AM ET
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Yoo can talk until he's blue in the face. He rationalize and intellectualize all day if he wants. He was wrong then, is wrong now. And might possibly be quilty of war crimes.

Posted by: jckdoors | March 1, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

He's the second Chinese American I know of who is writing our Chinese Torture memos. What's the deal?

Posted by: FiatBooks | March 1, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

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