Professor John Yoo has a fine article in today’s Dog Trainer explaining the rationale behind his memo regarding al-Qaeda, the Taliban soldiers and the Geneva Conventions. Read it. If you agree with Yoo, or at least agree that his ideas aren’t so far out of bounds to justify the fact that this jerk is calling for his head, be sure to sign the counter-petition in favor of academic freedom if you haven’t done so already.
Speaking of the Michael Anderson, the jerk heading up the anti-academic freedom drive, the guy is such a self-absorbed jerk that the jerk even accuses the San Francisco Chronicle, of all papers, of being biased against him. What a jerk. He also criticizes the paper’s token reasonable person, Debra Saunders, but is too much of a jerk even to dignify the column he’s complaining about with a link. I guess Berkeley’s knee-jerk liberals think they’re more important an influential than they are, even if they have blogs hosted on Blog*Spot and named after a legal doctrine that essentially means “it doesn’t count.” Just in case you aren’t totally convinced he is a jerk, here’s a photo:
I mean, seriously, when was the last time you met anyone with a look that smug on his face, who wasn’t a jerk?