Torture Report, Rolling Stone and False Dilemmas

Nowadays, narratives are all the rage, and inconvenient facts and testimony are generally left out of the story.

It's a little late for questions now.

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A fascinating side event to the furor over the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the treatment of post-Sept. 11 detainees has been the debate over the majority staff’s bizarre decision not to interview the Central Intelligence Agency officials who oversaw the interrogation programs. It’s as if the Watergate Committee had announced that, all things considered, there wasn’t any reason to seek comment from White House higher-ups.

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