This has to be seen to believed. John Conyers asks John Yoo a simple question: “Is there anything the president could not order be done to a suspect?” He can’t give a straight answer. So Conyers reduces it to a simple hypothetical: “Could the president order a suspect to be buried alive?” He still can’t answer! It’s a yes or no question!
What can be done in the face of such a disgusting evasion of simple decency from the Bush administration? Not much, but laugh.
Gary Farber has invented a game, “Stump the Yoo”. Go ahead, think of some outrage you would propose as a hypothetical to John You, just to see him squirm.
Gary suggests, “Can the president order the arms of a suspect eaten by wolves while still attached?“
How about, “Can the president order a suspect to be impaled for his lunchtime entertainment?“
Or perhaps, “Can the president order a suspect to be repeatedly drowned to the point of suffocation?“
Your turn. Can you think of a question that would get John Yoo to say simply, “No, the president cannot order that”?