Yoo all know all about John Yoo, so this clip of a couple of wily Aussie comedians playing a wittle twick on him during a lecture at Chapman University probably doesn’t need much explanation. Have a look for yoo-rself (yeah, we know that was a stretch) and revel in the awkward. Enjoy!

Chasers War on Everything – Torture John Yoo [YouTube]

So, adding to the ranks of officials who are inexplicably siding with John Yoo, chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said on Sunday that Obama doesn’t think the UC Berkeley law professor—or any other policymaker from the previous administration—should be prosecuted for enabling torture. read more »

tortureAfter discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on earth. (Or not, in this case.)

A recently declassified 2003 memo authorizing brutal interrogation methods on Guantanamo Bay detainees wouldn’t be news, really, because we’re jaded like that. The catch? The damning signature on the memo belongs to a lawyer cum professor, and that professor teaches law at a school of ultra liberal, Bush-bashing yukkity-yuks: our very own UC Berkeley.

Dubbed by national media as the John Yoo torture memo, the piece argues that the Fifth Amendment’s due process protections and the Eight Amendment’s ban on cruelty fails to apply to Guantanamo Bay prisoners because they’re aliens, damnit. read more »