Ted Kennedy Smashing John Ashcroft

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by Ben Cohen

In June of 2004, news had just broken that prisoners abused in Abu Ghraib were done so having received legal sanction from the Department of
Justice who had issued memoranda giving
constitutional justifications for torture during war. In light of this, then attorney general John Ashcroft got a severe grilling from a clearly angered and laser sharp Ted Kennedy at the Senate Judiciary Committee (h/t Firedog lake):