Harold Koh is the Gollum of Foggy Bottom

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June 21, 2011
Cato Institute
by Gene Healy  
Posted in Commentary

"'We are acting lawfully,' said Harold Koh, the State Department's top legal adviser. You see, since we're hitting Tripoli with offshore missiles and unmanned drones, and the Libyans can't hit back, we're not engaged in 'the kind of 'hostilities' envisioned by the War Powers Resolution.' There's a lot to be said about the bald-faced absurdity of that rationale. But one of the most interesting developments is Koh's role in crafting the administration's line. Considering Koh's background, the whole episode offers a cautionary tale about the corrupting effects of power." (06/21/11)


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