Former Bush administration attorney John Yoo and former Congressman Bob Barr discuss the challenges of balancing the requirements of national security and individual rights.
Robert L. Barr, Jr. is an attorney and a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Georgia. Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia, from 1995 to 2003.
Barr is now a Life Member of, and on the National Committee for, the United States Libertarian Party.
John Yoo is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He served from 2001 to 2003 as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on issues involving foreign affairs, national security, and the separation of powers.
He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago and the Free University of Amsterdam, and in 2006 he held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of Trento, Italy.
A visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, he is the author of War by Other Means and The Powers of War and Peace.
U.S. intelligence agency responsible for cryptographic and communications intelligence and security. Established in 1952 by a presidential directive (not by law), it has operated largely without Congressional oversight. Its director has always been a general or an admiral. Its mission includes the protection and formulation of codes, ciphers, and other cryptology as well as the interception, analysis, and solution of coded transmissions. It conducts research into all forms of electronic transmission and operates listening posts around the world for the interception of signals. Though its budget and the number of its employees is secret, the NSA is acknowledged to be far larger than the Central Intelligence Agency, possessing financial resources that rival those of the world's largest companies.
in "06, Lessons about the executive power", Yoo is absolutely incorrect. If you take what he says, and look for any support of his claims in the Constitution, you will see with ease that he is incorrect.
His claims might be more accurate when discussing Roman government, but not the federal government of these United States.
On a separate note, I hope Yoo gets tortured, since he's an advocate of it.