velvet revolution vs. bush administration lawyers

Yesterday, a coalition of left-wing advocacy groups filed legal ethics complaints against twelve former Bush administration lawyers, including John C. Yoo, accusing them of helping to justify torture: Advocacy Groups Seek Disbarment of Ex-Bush Administration Lawyers.

The coalition, called Velvet Revolution, asked the bar associations in four states and the District of Columbia to disbar the lawyers, saying their actions violated the rules of professional responsibility by approving interrogation methods that constituted illegal torture.

According to advocates, by writing or approving legal opinions justifying such methods, the Bush administration lawyers violated the Geneva Conventions, the Convention Against Torture and American law. I guess it's time to pay the piper.

That means you, John C. Yoo. That's torture! I just wish the action was coming from a group with a less ridiculous name. Velvet Revolution sounds like they're supposed to be the unofficial fan club of a rock band or something.

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