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):
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.