Here’s a pair of perspectives on the role that the Bush administration has, or hasn’t, played in fostering torture. First up, from Heather MacDonald: How to interrogate terrorists. And from Balkanization’s Marty Lederman, a response: Heather MacDonald’s dubious counter-“narrative” on torture.
I really hate thinking about this issue. But I feel compelled to do so, as long as the people running my country are making it necessary by their actions.