Friday, June 24, 2011

Irony of the Day

John Yoo, the lawyer who came up with the legal memos that justified the use of torture by the Bush administration, is pounding on President Obama for his interpretation of the War Powers Act.

Just as the administration brushed aside the Constitution’s limits on the federal government’s powers over the domestic economy, so too it is ignoring a national security law it believes to be constitutional simply because it stands in the way of Democratic Party goals. […]

Obama’s indefensible interpretation of the WPR is transparently driven by politics. … These decisions show an administration that treats the law cynically and manipulatively, to achieve purely political ends.

That last paragraph is pure comedy gold.