Marty Lederman pores over the evidence:
If Haynes casually concluded, without explanation, and in the midst of a torrent of military lawyers telling him that the conduct would be illegal, that the techniques did not violate any of those legal restrictions, even though many of those techniques plainly do violate some of those legal restrictions, and where few, if any, of the techniques is "humane" -- well, in that case, William Haynes is the least responsible and least competent attorney in the history of the Executive Branch.
And yet that is the account to which Haynes testified yesterday.
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