Off Topic – The Bush Administration’s Dumbest Legal Arguments of the Year

Dahlia Lithwick at Slate has selected the Bush Administration’s Dumbest Legal Arguments of the Year. 

The list stopped at ten arguments; the writer was obviously working with a severe space limitation.

Here is an excerpt from the article: 

The United States does not torture.

First there was the 2002 torture memo. That was withdrawn. Then there was the December 2004 statement that declared torture "abhorrent." But then there was the new secret 2005 torture memo. But members of Congress were fully briefed about that. Except that they were not. There was Abu Ghraib. There were the destroyed CIA tapes. So you see, the United States does not torture. Except for when it does.

Read the entire article here.