Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Together again, ten years later:

Who? John Bolton and John Yoo.

In 2000 they were both involved with the Florida recount. Bolton on the ground challenging hanging chads. Yoo on the airwaves promoting the Bush case.

Then they parted ways. Yoo to making the sensible legal case that torture isn't torture, and Bolton as ambassador to the hated United Nations where he put those international pansies in their place.

And now in 2010 they are back together, co-writing an op-ed in the New York Times, Why Rush to Cut Nukes?, which opposes the New Start treaty. Much of their argument is about using the Senate to constrain the president's treaty-making power, which is kind of a surprise since only a couple of years ago they took the opposite view. Since these are principled men, we can discount the charge that they have now switched positions because a Republican isn't in the White House.

Congratulations on your reunion, boys. And a special kudos to the University of California at Berkeley, where Yoo continues to teach law.


Do the two Johns qualify as a two-hole outhouse? Keep the Sears catalog handy. Maybe the title to their Op-Ed should have been "MAKIN' NUKEY."

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 11/11/2010 3:03 AM  

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