Thestory also appears to confirm that the original Yoo legal theory was ineffect that the President could disregard any laws he wished indeciding how to surveille al Qaeda. How often have we heard this?: "
[Yoo's Opinion] was revised in 2004 by a new cast of senior lawyers at the Justice Department,
Idon't think there's much more to be said about this that many of ushave not already said multiple times over -- except that it remainsscandalous that the Congress would even consider the Administration'srequests for new legislation until the Administration has made publicthe entire set of OLC opinions on this issue and interrogationtechniques, etc. (redacted, of course, to protect secret NSAtechnological capabilities). Congress has quite a bit of leverage here;they simply seem unwilling to use it.
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