Is ‘Yoo Recording’ A Fake?

Yesterday I quoted from what purports to be a transcript of a debate John Yoo took part in on Dec. 1, organized by the Chicago Foreign Relations Committee, and linked to what purports to be a recording of the talk. The opinions expressed are so crazed that I said, “Let us pray this is a fake.” And I meant it.

Perhaps that prayer is being answered. Or perhaps not. I’ve now heard — but only second hand — from an attendee that in fact no such comments were made at the talk. But this debunking is not, I gather, for attribution. So I don’t know what is going on.

More info if and as soon as I get it.

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2 Responses to Is ‘Yoo Recording’ A Fake?

  1. contrariwise says:

    I’m sorry to inform you that is indeed an accurate quote of the esteemed Prof. Yoo. It was said during a debate with Douglass Cassel at Notre Dame. Fortunately, it’s on tape so it will make it harder for Yoo to deny at his war crimes trial.

    http://www.crooksandliars.com/2005/12/29.html#a6511

    P.S.- Congratulations on the new nephew! It used to be you couldn’t walk by a single desk at my work near lunch time and not see your brother’s column on the computer screen. Is he coming back too work soon?

  2. Eli Rabett says:

    Why is Yoo still a member of the bar in good standing. Why is he tolerated by the bar? Why is he still a member of the faculty at Berkeley?

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