Torture Memo Author: You Should Have Seen What He Did for 'Flight of the Bumblebee'
Judge Jay S. Bybee, the former Justice Dept. lawyer who schooled the Bush White House in the "It's Not Torture, It's a New Paradigm" defense in 2002, is a "gentle soul," Adam Liptak reports in today's New York Times. Oh, really? Consider this chilling testimony from a former law school colleague of Bybee's at Louisiana State University: "He has a kazoo collection. He'd get a little ensemble of kazoo enthusiasts together and play. They would occasionally perform the '1812' overture." And that was before he pressed electrodes to their genitals.