John Yoo, the soft-spoken Dr. Strangelove of the imperial executive, the legal architect of the president's right to torture, has no bottom. Keep diving, and you'll never hit it. Even the Balrog eventually hit a floor.
Witness his remarkable op-ed in the Wall Street Journal denouncing John Roberts for, he claims, immeasurably strengthening the power of the Federal government. Yes, our government must be entirely free to spy on, detain, torture and kill us -- but god forbid it should seek to protect or help us.