I applaud the subterranean actions that Chris Pawloski and others in the Judge Advocate's office have undertaken to negate the effects of the Administration's "torture memoranda" (Letters, New York Times, October 5, 2007. A26).
Nevertheless it seems to me that this is additional evidence that we are moving inexorably to a government of men rather than laws. However despicable, the torture memoranda represented government policy. For individuals to undermine them was to invite anarchy.
If Chris Palowski and like-minded colleagues object to the policy they should have openly confronted it rather than privately undermining it.
Like the Generals who only spoke out on Iraq after retiring, these lawyers have been enablers of this Administration's disastrous policies.
Sent to New York Times (back in October)