Saturday, September 8, 2007

The complicit bureaucrat

Jack Goldsmith, a former White House Counsel and author of a new book, The Terror Presidency, appeared on Bill Moyer's journal last night, and it was chilling.

Here is an attorney, who Moyers describes among the nation's best and brightest, and is now a scholar at the Harvard University, who eventually left the White House because of ethical and legal disputes with administration staffers.

But while he was there, he admits to pushing to the limit of law to allow brutal interrogations, aggressive surveillance on American citizens, and defense of unprecedented use of detention without due process.

It's men like these, who now author books to somehow defend their horrifying actions, which make possible a runaway presidency that is leaning strongly in the direction of tyranny.

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