my letter to the Philadelphia Inquirer

The Inquirer just hired torture architect John Yoo for a monthly column. Another sign of the fall of a once great newspaper.

Here’s my letter to the Inquirer. Feel free to send them your thoughts here (you’re welcome to recycle my text below as your own).

I wish to protest the Inquirer’s hiring of John Yoo as a recurring columnist. As a chief architect of the Bush Administration’s misguided and illegal policy on torture, Yoo has no credibility and deserves condemnation by the Inquirer, not employment. I am urging all my friends and acquaintances to boycott the Inquirer until and unless the hiring of John Yoo is rescinded.


David Toub