This is a timely question given the recent murder by the U.S. of scores of Afghan civilians.
The senior Justice Department legal adviser to President Bush who made the legal case for the Bush Administration’s use of torture tactics on terror suspects defended comments that the president could unilaterally “massacre” civilians in wartime in a newly released interview.
“You did argue that the president can legally order a village of civilians massacred,” a KQED radio host asked John Yoo, now a professor at Berkeley. “Do you stand by that?”
“If, I thought it was militarily necessary,” Yoo replied. “All you have to do is look at American history…. Look at the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”
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