John Yoo Quotes

18 John Yoo quotes:

"The national government has certain kinds of compelling interests that conflict with the right of the press to keep their sources confidential, like national defense and security."
Author: Yoo Quotes Category: Conflict Quotes
"The naval station's location means the military can base more personnel there and devote more resources to training and supervision."
"This is not to condone torture, which is still prohibited by the Torture Convention and federal criminal law."
"Without territory, it does not even have the resources to provide detention facilities for prisoners, even if it were interested in holding captured POWs."
"This means that the U.S. can pursue different interrogation policies in each location. In fact, Abu Ghraib highlights the benefits of Guantanamo."
"Under the Geneva Convention, for example, a POW is required only to provide name, rank, and serial number and cannot receive any benefits for cooperating."
"A decision by the Supreme Court to subject Guantanamo to judicial review would eliminate these advantages."
"Al Qaeda operates by launching surprise attacks on civilian targets with the goal of massive casualties. Our only means for preventing future attacks, which could use WMDs, is by acquiring information that allows for pre-emptive action."
"American soldiers had to guard prisoners on the inside while receiving mortar and weapons fire from the outside. Guantanamo is distant from any battlefield, making it far more secure."
"Applying different standards to al Qaeda does not abandon Geneva, but only recognizes that the U.S. faces a stateless enemy never contemplated by the Conventions."
"Congress's definition of torture in those laws - the infliction of severe mental or physical pain - leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation."
"If the Court were to extend its reach to the base, judges could begin managing conditions of confinement, interrogation methods, and the use of information."
"Nonetheless, Article 5 makes clear that if an Iraqi civilian who is not a member of the armed forces, has engaged in attacks on Coalition forces, the Geneva Convention permits the use of more coercive interrogation approaches to prevent future attacks."
"President Bush and his commanders announced early in the conflict that the Conventions applied."
"Punishing abuse in Iraq should not return the U.S. to Sept. 10, 2001, in the way it fights al Qaeda, while Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants remain at large and continue to plan attacks."
"That is because the conflict with al Qaeda is not governed by the Geneva Conventions, which applies only to international conflicts between states that have signed them."
"The Justices are currently considering a case, argued last month, which seeks to extend the writ of habeas corpus to al Qaeda and Taliban detainees at Guantanamo."
"If you believe those rules have been changed by the state Supreme Court in this instance, you have the legal right and indeed the constitutional duty at that point to intervene,"
Author: Yoo Quotes Category: Rules Quotes

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