Wars and Interventions

Torture is normal. You should know this

Torture is normal. You should know this

Today the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released (here's the PDF) a voluminous report on the U.S. military and intelligence community's torture of suspects during the ongoing "War on Terror." The CIA and its minions are reportedly releasing a counter-narrative, arguing that "enhanced interrogation techniques" save lives and led to the capture of Osama Bin Laden.

The argument will rage, those claiming that 9/11 "changed everything” squaring off with those who say torture is immoral or, at least, counter-productive.

Here's MoJo's Kevin Drum