John Stewart interviewed John Yoo (the author of the Bush admin torture memos) and according to Adam Sewer at Tapped, Stewart made Yoo “look entirely reasonable”. Lost on Sewer (the irony of that last name is delicious), is the fact that outside of his liberal martini party meetings, Mr. Yoo is entirely reasonable. In his attack on Stewart, Sewer proceeds to link to numerous left wing media sites as proof that John Yoo is evil and everything that Stewart did was wrong.
Stewart allowed Yoo to claim that Abu Zubayda was the “number 3 in al-Qaeda,” a claim which is factually untrue.
The word “untrue” has this link from the liberal Washington Post.
An al-Qaeda associate captured by the CIA and subjected to harsh interrogation techniques said his jailers later told him they had mistakenly thought he was the No. 3 man in the organization’s hierarchy and a partner of Osama bin Laden, according to newly released excerpts from a 2007 hearing.
“They told me, ‘Sorry, we discover that you are not Number 3, not a partner, not even a fighter,’ ” said Abu Zubaida, speaking in broken English, according to the new transcript of a Combatant Status Review Tribunal held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The authors are using a terrorist’s self serving quote as proof that the CIA was mistaken. In a court of law and public opinion, using the terrorist’s own statement of his innocence doesn’t pass the smell test.
Every other link Sewer provided is full of the same left wing trickeries. If they would bother to poke their heads out of the left wing echo chamber every now and then, perhaps reality might look a little more clear.