In an appearance on Frontline on July 19, 2005, “When asked why President Bush would prefer that Geneva law strictures not apply, John Yoo, who had been a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Bush administration and primary author of the infamous Yoo-Delahunty 2002 memo, responded: ‘Think about what you want to do when you have captured people from the Taliban and Al Qaeda. You want to interrogate them. …[T]he most reliable source of information comes from the people in Al Qaeda you captured. …[I]t seems to me that if something is necessary for self-defense, it’s permissible to deviate from the principles of Geneva [including the prohibition of torture].’ ”

 – Jordan J. Paust, Beyond the Law, Page 29