America's Shameful Response to the Torture Report

Muddled thinking about a clear case of wrong.

A deplorable system.

Photographer: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

The reaction to the Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency's torture program has been almost as depressing as the report itself -- which is saying something. There's been impotent outrage from people you'd expect to be outraged; lame excuses from people you'd expect to make excuses; and muddled ambivalence from the vast uncommitted.

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