David Addington and John Yoo are testifying before the House Judiciary Committee and Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) asked Yoo whether the president could bury a detainee alive. Now, you would think that in these United States you could get a firm "NO" to that question. I mean, the mere idea is repulsive to what we believe in as a nation. That is inhumane and indefensible behavior. But Yoo just can't bring himself to say that.
CONYERS: Could the President order a suspect buried alive?
YOO: Uh, Mr. Chairman, I don't think I've ever given advice that the President could order someone buried alive...
CONYERS: I didn't ask you if you ever gave him advice. I asked you thought the President could order a suspect buried alive.
YOO: Well Chairman, my view right now is that I don't think a President — no American President would ever have to order that or feel it necessary to order that.
CONYERS: I think we understand the games that are being played.
John Yoo is, of course, the man who said the Presidnet has virtually unlimited power in a "time of crisis," which apperently does not rule out burying people alive. God Bless America.