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Jay Bybee's sociopathic self-absorption - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
Just think about that. The so-called "government service" Jay Bybee did caused countless detainees to be subjected to systematized, medieval torture techniques designed to permanently break their mind and spirit. Innocent men spent years wasting away in a cage, with no due process of any kind, subjected to horrific and life-destroying abuse because of what Bybee authorized. So frivolous were Bybee's opinions that they were scorned even by subsequent right-wing, Bush appointees such as Jack Goldsmith, and the DOJ's own Office of Professional Responsibility formally renounced and harshly criticized those memos. For that work, he was rewarded with a life tenured, permanently-well-paying job as a federal appellate judge.
jaybybee  torture  hypocrisy 
july 2010 by cboyack
Jay Bybee: Self-Pitying Torturer « LewRockwell.com Blog
Weep not for those drowned, beaten, blinded, suffocated, subjected to genital mutilation, and murdered because of policies Bybee crafted in the service of fuhrerprinzip and his own ambition. Spare your tears instead for Bybee himself, who has suffered the indignity of being criticized for the pivotal role he played in institutionalizing such barbarism.
jaybybee  johnyoo  torture  georgebush 
july 2010 by cboyack
Book closed on BYU grad for torture memos, but Demos protest | Deseret News
The Justice Department told Congress Friday that it has closed the book on and will pursue no action against Jay Bybee, a BYU law graduate and current federal appeals court judge, for signing as a Bush administration lawyer memos allowing harsh treatment of suspected terrorists.

But Senate Democrats had a hard time swallowing that and called for wider investigation anyway.
jaybybee  johnyoo  torture  waterboarding  georgebush 
february 2010 by cboyack
The OPR report: this era's 'Hiroshima' - James Fallows
The "torture years" are now an indelible part of our history. The names Bybee and Yoo will always be associated with these policies. Whether you view them as patriots willing to do the dirty work of defending the nation -- the Dick Cheney view, the 24 view, which equates the torture memos with Abraham Lincoln's imposition of martial law -- or view them as damaging America's moral standing in ways that will take years to repair (my view), you owe it to yourself to read these original documents.
johnyoo  jaybybee  torture  georgebush  waterboarding 
february 2010 by cboyack
Waterboarding memo lawyers will not be disciplined - Telegraph
The US government lawyers who provided legal justification for the harsh interrogation of terror suspects, including waterboarding, "exercised poor judgment" but will not be disciplined, the justice department has said. The decision brings to a close a bitterly-debated chapter in the debate about how the Bush administration fought the war on terror in the wake of the Sept 11 attacks on New York and Washington.
After five years of heated internal wrangling, the justice department has rejected calls by its own ethics investigators for tougher measures against the two men.
johnyoo  jaybybee  terrorism  whitehouse  georgebush  waterboarding  torture 
february 2010 by cboyack
Editorial - The Tortured Memos - NYTimes.com
Mr. Bybee, who now has a lifetime seat as a judge on a federal court, said Mr. Bush was free to send prisoners to countries known to employ torture
torture  JayBybee 
march 2009 by Noladishu

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