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Report: Bush Lawyer Said President Could Order Civilians to Be ‘Massacred’

February 22, 2010
Michael Isikoff
2/19/2010

The chief author of the Bush administration’s “torture memo” told Justice Department investigators that the president’s war-making authority was so broad that he had the constitutional power to order a village to be “massacred,” according to a report released Friday night by the Office of Professional Responsibility.

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