Torture, Accountability and the Faux-Absolution of Collective Guilt

In a must-read post, Dan Froomkin takes on recent attempts by OG ‘eventheliberal’ Michael Kinsley and pseudo-contrarian Slate guru Jacob Weisberg to whitewash the Bush Admin’s torture record by arguing that “the nation’s collective guilt for torture is so great that prosecution is a cop-out.” Froomkin...

Where Was The Voice Of Reason?

Marty Lederman can’t come up with descriptive enough language to discuss the newly released John Yoo penned torture memo. It’s the “Big Kahuna”, and the “Torture Memo to Top All Torture Memos”. We get the point, this is the Final Boss Fight of torture memos. I’ve...