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2:35 PM, Dec 29, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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John Yoo's interview with the New York Times is full of good one-liners. After explaining that he's never met either Bush or Cheney, the interviewer seems to think she's got the upper hand. "So you're saying you were just one notch above an intern, you and Monica Lewinsky?" Yoo's response, "She was much closer to the president than I ever was."

Asked about teaching at Berkeley, Yoo says "I remind myself of West Berlin - West Berlin surrounded by East Germany during the Cold War." And finally,

You were born in South Korea and grew up in and around Philadelphia, the son of two doctors. What sort of doctors?
Psychiatrists.

What effect did that have on you?
I hope none.

Are they psychoanalysts?
I couldn't tell you. I don't actually know that much about their work. I've never really been interested.

A psychiatrist might say you are in denial.
I deny that I am in denial.

Good stuff. Read the whole thing here, and Yoo's new book, Crisis and Command, is out here.