Not in My Name
Listen: One of the reasons I stay away from the news is the lack of understanding that I hear daily.
1. Torture is illegal according to our laws and international agreements.
2. Torture does not work no matter how many times you say it does.
3. There is no defense for knowingly ignoring and breaking our laws.
4. If you broke the law, you must be subject to prosecution.
(And Roger Cohen and the rest: there is not justification for applying a patina of rationalization for these criminals. None whatsoever)
Remember this when phrases like "enhanced interrogation techniques" get tossed around. TORTURE IS WRONG.