Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Path to Torture

"The Green Light" is an excellent piece in Vanity Fair about how we became a nation that tortures people. I don't really know how much of this information is new, but it seems somewhat shocking in its level of detail and on the record comments.

Oh, and in further "Who needs laws!" news, the 4th Amendment doesn't count because of OMG911. It changed everything, you see.

UPDATE: Scott Horton has another excellent take on this whole sickening business. As much as I'd like to believe that the political hacks who authorized torture after watching too many episodes of 24 will see justice, I have no real confidence that it will actually happen.