Friday, May 1, 2009

Crosspatch Takes On Torture

Many of you know about the "torture memos"-- documents recently released by the Obama administration that attempted to "legalize" certain acts as part of the interrogation process that have been internationally illegal since the Geneva Conventions. These law bending documents somehow explain how certain torturous acts are actually NOT torture, and justifies their use in interrogation. Waterboarding is one of these forms of torture that have been in use during the Bush administration with detainees from whom the US was trying to extract intelligence. One of the main authors of the documents is Jay Bybee, who is currently serving a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Bybee is also a BYU alumni!!!!! Who would have guessed? (answer: me) Its extremely freaky that someone who legally justified torture, a clear distortion of the law, is now interpreting law in our judicial system.

Hmmm.. How can we make a movie about torture memos, and still be tasteful... hmmm lets see. Oh I know! Watch.

2 comments:

Alan said...

Ah, Clark, you might want to fix something. The 9th Circuit is a Federal court, not a state one. They are not "one level below the California Supreme Court." They're in a completely different system.

CLARK JOHNSEN said...

Oh wow I got that from another website! thanks for the fix!!