The fact that the USA decided to emulate the ussr in it's approach to torture should remain shocking. The guilt must be punished and there are hundreds of them [I was just following orders is no excuse when the orders are clearly criminal]. I was most surprised however b the astounding incompetence of our Mayberry Torquemadas
Some intelligence officers say that many of Mr. Mohammed’s statements proved exaggerated or false. One problem, a former senior agency official said, was that the C.I.A.’s initial interrogators were not experts on Mr. Mohammed’s background or Al Qaeda, and it took about a month to get such an expert to the secret prison.
So the absolute rule that experts are not to be trusted is more important than something which is more important than all moral principles.
War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength
not a nightmare read all about it in toda's Times.