Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Its Like Finding Out Nancy Pelosi Shot Down Ho Chi Minh

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 90, is the longest serving and most liberal member of the Court. Obviously, Baldman is not a fan of his legal opinions. But in this week's New Yorker, Baldman read something about Stevens that deserves high praise.

During World World II Stevens was a Navy cryptologist stationed at Pearl Harbor. His mission was to analyze and interpret enemy transmissions.

In April 1943, Stevens decoded a very important Japanese communication. The intelligence Stevens (and his team) gathered was used by American aviators to track and shoot down the plane of Admiral Isoroku-the architect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the leader of the Axis forces in Midway. It was a straight up assassination-bravo.

The Stoop applauds Stevens for his service during World War II.

Maybe he should have stayed in the military?

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