Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Where does America Draw the Line?

Neil Stephenson pointed this one out in Snow Crash. I'm just a decade late echo...

A) Crushing the Genitals of Children?

Doug Cassel: If the president deems that he's got to torture somebody, including by crushing the testicles of the person's child, there is no law that can stop him?
John Yoo: No treaty
Doug Cassel: Also no law by Congress - that is what you wrote in the August 2002 memo
John Yoo: I think it depends on why the President thinks he needs to do that


B) Speaking of McNuggets

“Goodman maintained the attitude ‘this is an emergency, my McNuggets are an emergency,’” the report states.

Where's Vinnie Jones when you need him.

EDIT: Seriously - what do we do with these people? FEMA camps? Legalize heroin? What makes people like this think this is behavior that wont result in dire consequences - and how is it that fear of said dire consequences isnt enough to keep them in line? How many people like these does it take before we start looking for larger systemic problems here...

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