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John Yoo to Rand Paul: Leave Barack Obama Alone on Targeted Killing!

Posted By admin On March 9, 2013 @ 7:58 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Adam Serwer
Mother Jones [1]
March 9, 2013

John Yoo, the author of the Bush administration legal memos justifying the use of torture, thinks President Obama is really getting too much grief over targeted killing. And he wants Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)—who filibustered Obama’s nominee to head the CIA for 13 hours on Wednesday [2]—to lay off.

“I admire libertarians but I think Rand Paul’s filibuster in many ways is very much what libertarians do, they make these very symbolic gestures, standing for some extreme position,” said Yoo, now a UC Berkeley law professor, who once suggested it was okay for the president to order a child’s testicles be crushed [3].

Referring to Paul’s marathon filibuster, an attempt to force the Obama administration to clarify its views on the use of military force against terror suspects in the United States, Yoo said “It sort of reminds me of young kids when they first read The Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged and they suddenly think that federal taxation equals slavery and they’re not going to pay any federal taxes anymore.” Yoo’s statements were made on a conference call Thursday held by the Federalist Society, an influential conservative legal organization.

Paul’s conservative colleagues also pushed back on him on Thursday: On the Senate floor, John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) mocked Paul’s objections as “ridiculous.” [4]

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[1] Mother Jones: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/03/john-yoo-rand-paul-andrew-mccarthy-obama-holder-drones

[2] who filibustered Obama’s nominee to head the CIA for 13 hours on Wednesday: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/03/republican-senator-filibusters-obamas-cia-nominee-over-drones

[3] who once suggested it was okay for the president to order a child’s testicles be crushed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz01hN9l-BM

[4] mocked Paul’s objections as “ridiculous.”: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/us/politics/mccain-and-graham-assail-paul-filibuster-over-drones.html

[5] John McCain and Lindsey Graham Declare War on Rand Paul: http://www.prisonplanet.com/john-mccain-and-lindsey-graham-declare-war-on-rand-paul.html

[6] No, wait — could Rand Paul really win?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-wait-could-rand-paul-really-win.html

[7] Stand with Rand! Sen. Rand Paul takes determined stand against insanity of Obama’s claimed power to kill Americans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/stand-with-rand-sen-rand-paul-takes-determined-stand-against-insanity-of-obamas-claimed-power-to-kill-americans.html

[8] Rand Paul: Drones Could Be Targeted At Americans Eating Dinner At Home: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rand-paul-drones-could-be-targeted-at-americans-eating-dinner-at-home.html

[9] Rand Paul on TSA detainment: ‘I was barked at: ‘Do not leave the cubicle!”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rand-paul-on-tsa-detainment-%e2%80%98i-was-barked-at-%e2%80%98do-not-leave-the-cubicle%e2%80%9d.html

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