04/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Author Of Bush Torture Memos Regrets Style, Not Content

In an interview yesterday with the Orange County Register, picked up by Jason Leopold at The Public Record, John Yoo says he doesn't regret the substance of any of his memos written at the Office of Legal Counsel - you know, the ones that allowed the administration to conclude that waterboarding wasn't torture, that the Bill of Rights did not apply to military actions inside the United States, and that it's okay to suspend free speech in wartime.

No, he just regrets that he wasn't a little more "polished".

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