John Yoo Criticizes Obama’s Decision to Close Gitmo and Limit CIA Interrogations

The Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2009 by John Yoo

While these actions will certainly please his base—gone are the cries of an “imperial presidency”—they will also seriously handicap our intelligence agencies from preventing future terrorist attacks. In issuing these executive orders, Mr. Obama is returning America to the failed law enforcement approach to fighting terrorism that prevailed before Sept. 11, 2001.