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Jon Stewart Questions John Yoo, Author Of 'Crisis and Command', On Legality Of Torture (VIDEO)

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:10 PM ET

Jon Stewart's interview with Bush's former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo, about his book "Crisis and Command" was an uncomfortable one. It was a fascinating fencing match between the two: Stewart seemed uncharacteristically stymied, while Yoo retreated into legal hairsplitting. Stewart's argument was that Bush had been asking his Attorney General's staff for a new definition of torture, one that gave the government broader powers in recruiting methods for questioning suspected terrorists. Yoo countered that he was simply interpreting treaties and the Constitution to show the legal extent to which the American government could go in pressing suspected terrorists for answers. The interview that aired last night was edited down, but the entire piece is now available online.

WATCH:

Part 1

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Daily Show: Exclusive - John Yoo Extended Interview Pt. 1
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Part 2

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive - John Yoo Extended Interview Pt. 2
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Part 3

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive - John Yoo Extended Interview Pt. 3
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Filed by Jessie Kunhardt  |