After years of secrecy, the Obama Administration recently showed its commitment to transparency by releasing memos that reveal how senior Bush Administration officials authorized cruel interrogations. Now former Bush Administration officials are trying to resuscitate a dead argument in support of torture. We know that torture is inhumane. We also know that torture is ineffective. We also deserve to know the truth about what happened.
Let's not let these voices from the past impede our movement back toward the ideals and standards the United States stands for.