Glenn Greenwald:

But beyond just that, there is something deeply misleading — disturbingly self-justifying — about the stampede to depict John Yoo as some kind of singular, isolated aberration. It’s redolent of the scapegoating of Lynndie England and her low-level Abu Ghraib colleagues for what was official government policy. The responsibility for the torture regime does not rest with John Yoo or even just isolated Bush officials. It’s far more collective than that.