It’s been an emotional two days for those of us who don’t sleep well knowing our country almost certainly committed war crimes. It’s a kneejerk issue for me — I’ll admit that without apology. If America doesn’t hold its leaders accountable for torture, then it’s no longer my America. And I love my America dearly. Country aside, the core of my being is offended by the existence of torture in this world. If some of my money bought waterboards, I now have a stake in the company. Call it moralizing if you like, but I just can’t live with that. And yes, I become very emotional.
But tonight, after an especially discouraging day, hope comes from the Rachel Maddow Show in the form of interviews with the estimable Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Michael Isikoff from Newsweek Magazine. For me, sources don’t get much more reliable than Senator Whitehouse.