In the beginning there was California’s Disneyland, then came Florida’s Disneyworld. Now Republicans have given us Fantasyland. Dick Cheney’s self-serving arguments about national security and torture are most likely an attempt to protect himself and his pals at the top of a profoundly corrupt pyramid. How often over what period of time did torture deliver meaningful, timely information? Reports suggest most useful intelligence had already been extracted from high-level detainees before “enhanced interrogation methods” were employed. The claim that torture was successful is quite possibly that it produced results that had already been generated by other methods.

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