Why is it that people who haven't graduated think themselves smarter than and superior to those who have?
It could have been worse; at least they didn't try to replicate a naked human pyramid.
who's offended-they're just preening twerps. this school, of course, is also offended by the presence of anything military. really, would anything that was designed to actually protect us be accepted at this fine institution?
John Yoo has taken almost all of the heat for that; but Bybee was Yoo's boss.
What exactly is the objection to the Yale students' behavior? I'm still trying to figure out why people are offended.
Mike: I take your point, but perhaps the student questions could't be heard under their plastic bags. Seems to me they missed a real chance to find out his reasaoning.
I imagine if the United States were under a military invasion, few at Yale or anywhere else would have an issue with soldiers defending the country.
What exactly is the objection to the Yale students' behavior?
That's rather the point: They had nothing whatsoever to actually say. They just put garbage bags over their heads.
when about 25 Yale Law School students in the audience stood up and sheathed their heads in black trash bags, in imitation of hooded military prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
Jay Bybee, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit who, when he was head of the Bush administration's Office of Legal Counsel, signed off on a controversial policy for interrogation and detention of "military combatants" — what critics have labeled the "torture memo."
Last I checked, since we got (somewhat) aggressive in killing our enemies, we have not been attacked again.