Searching for Responsibility in the Senate Torture Report

The tragic resonance of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on C.I.A. torture will not, and probably should not, fade any time soon.

Source: www.newyorker.com

"When Dick Cheney and the rest chose to cower in bunkers instead of, say, leading Wall Street workers across the bridges and back to work, unafraid; when polemicists and editorialists spoke the language of revenge and reprisal instead of the wiser language of recovery and resilience; when the thick cloud of fear was not dispelled by increased understanding but held in place by panic—when all of these things happened, the move toward the violation of all the norms of decency was almost certain to follow. Our collective fear made bad things happen that we can now hardly believe took place."

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