Analysis of 56 Page Torture Memo

A big thanks is due law professor Michael Froomkin of Discourse.Net for tackling the 56 page secret torture memo (text here) and providing a thoughtful analysis. Bottom line:

If anyone in the higher levels of government acted in reliance on this advice, those persons should be impeached. If they authorized torture, it may be that they have committed, and should be tried for, war crimes. And, as we learned at Nuremberg, “I was just following orders” is NOT (and should not be) a defense.

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