Karl Rove has been defending it lately, so I thought I’d throw in my opinion on this.
It’s torture. There is no way around it.
I just thought it was time to clear that up. No more “harsh interrogation techniques”, folks. It is what it is.
Now, you might still say it was justified. It may well be that it was used to save American lives. Still, we have to be clear about what it is we’re talking about. I would have much more respect for guys like Karl Rove and Dick Cheney if they’d just come out and say: “Yes, it was torture. I don’t care, because it was the right thing to do to save innocent lives.”