The witch-hunt appears to be over -- at least on this front. Newsweak reports: Report: Bush Lawyer Said President Could Order Civilians to Be 'Massacred' - Declassified Blog - Newsweek.com About damn time. The fuckers may disagree with what the "memos" contended and, in disagreeing, they may even be in the right. (I certainly take issue with this part: "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 * * * "). But to argue that they deserve to even arguably be professionally disciplined over what amounts to a LEGAL OPINION [and a sharp disagreement as to that opinion] is to undermine the foundation of professional advocacy and the rendering OF legal opinions. The "investigation" into whether the lawyers should be "disciplined" was, from jump street, totally political in the worst form of unduly partisan bullshit, and utterly absurd.