Memo For The Files

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From the US Dept of Justice(emphasis mine)

Re: October 23, 2001 OLC Opinion Addressing the Domestic Use of Military Force to Combat Terrorist Activities

The purpose of this memorandum is to advise that caution should be exercised before relying in any respect on the Memorandum for Alberto R. Gonzales, Counsel to the President, and William J. Haynes II, General Counsel, Department of Defense, from John C. Yoo, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and Robert J. Delahunty, Special Counsel, Office of Legal Counsel, Re: Authority for Use of Military Force to Combat Terrorist Activities Within the United States (Oct. 23, 2001) (“10/23/01 Memorandum“) as a precedent of the Office of Legal Counsel, and that certain propositions stated in the 10/23/01 Memorandum, as described below, should not be treated as authoritative for any purpose.

Click the link above and read the whole thing – it’s only 2 pages and it’s sorta interesting.

I am, and ever will be, Jon.

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2 Replies to “Memo For The Files”

  1. Do you mean THIS memo or the 10/23 memo?

    Just kidding.

    I’ve noticed a building consensus concerning investigating and perhaps indicting some of the former administration. Ostracizing their thought processes, glaringly evident in the 10/23 memo, is a good start.

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