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Edmond Dantes Donating Member (524 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-23-04 11:58 AM
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24. You don't understand how OLC works...
First, see LizW's comments above.

Unlike other DOJ offices, ALL of the Deputy Assistant Attorneys General in OLC are politically appointed. There are no career deputies.

OLC's political appointees tell the White House exactly what it wants to hear. In return, those appointees are handsomely rewarded. Did you know that Rehnquist was once OLC's Assistant Attorney General? So was Scalia. And Ted Olson. And William Barr (who later became AG). And Michael Luttig (who was later appointed to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals). And Timothy Flanigan (who later became Principal Deputy White House Counsel in W's Administration).

The White House is not so stupid to ask its outside counsel (OLC) "can we shove a flashlight up a detainee's rectum?"

I assure you that Yoo was well aware of the significance of this legal opinion. The consequences were reasonably foreseeable. He and co-author Robert J. Delahunty are morally culpable for everything that transpired thereafter because they gave the initial legal "green light" that set this whole thing in motion.

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