New revelations about the U.S. torture regime require new responses.
Presidential candidates are praising it. Former administration officials are defending it. Will the United States backtrack on torture?
What will we say when other governments follow our example by providing immunity from prosecution to torturers?
If the law is discarded in the fight against terror, terrorists can rack up a win.
During the Bush years, the CIA lost its sense of smell. On the torture issue, its lawyers no longer could tell what was fishy and what was not.
Those who have much to fear from justice are rarely eager to see its purifying waters roll down.
The Obama administration has yet to make substantive change in the way the United States does intelligence work.