BTL COVID-19 Resource Guide

As the world continues to learn more about coronavirus and its spread, it's vital to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. However, it's also important to make sure that the information being distributed is from credible sources. To that end, Between The Lines has compiled, [...]

Yoo ‘an enemy to humanity’

By | 2018-01-16T15:07:30-05:00 January 26th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL,
Your quote from John Yoo in the Jan. 12, 2006 SHe Said column may lead some readers to believe that he is an ally of gay people. Everyone should know that Yoo was among a group of Bush administration lawyers – including Alberto Gonzales, now Bush’s attorney general – who crafted legal justification giving Bush a free hand to order the torture of those he has declared as illegal combatants and held at Guantanamo and elsewhere. In “Outsourcing Torture” by Jane Mayer in The New Yorker, Yoo said that Congress has no power to tie the President’s hands in regard to torture as an interrogation technique. Yoo is not only an enemy to gay people, he’s an enemy to humanity.
Chris Breight,
Ferndale

About the Author:

BTL Staff
Between The Lines has been publishing LGBTQ-related content in Southeast Michigan since the early '90s. This year marks the publication's 27th anniversary.