Methinks they doth protest too much … Cheney, Rove and their ilk. The more this heats up and the longer it goes on, the louder they howl that it was not torture — and even if it was, it was justified. Cheney (why isn’t he gone, anyway?) and the GOP have back-pedaled and back-pedaled until their defense has become not so much a defense but a protest that all the information hasn’t been released yet, that we haven’t heard yet what information was obtained by the “not-torture.” Sooo, once we see that information, the torture somehow, magically, won’t be torture anymore? ’Scuse me? How does that work?
I hope Eric Holder is busy sharpening his figurative pens and drafting those subpoenas and other legal documents. Because, god forbid, if we don’t police ourselves and hold ourselves accountable for what happened, I see absolutely no reason why the rest of the world shouldn’t step in and do it. The United States is no more above international law than our president is above US law.
Of interest: Executive Summary, Senate Armed Services Committee Inquiry into the Treatment of Detainees in U.S. Custody