Sources: Top Bush Advisors Approved 'Enhanced Interrogation'
Detailed Discussions Were Held About Techniques to Use on al Qaeda Suspects
By JAN CRAWFORD GREENBURG, HOWARD L. ROSENBERG and ARIANE de VOGUE
April 9, 2008
In dozens of top-secret talks and meetings in the White House, the most senior Bush administration officials discussed and approved specific details of how high-value al Qaeda suspects would be interrogated by the Central Intelligence Agency, sources tell ABC News.
My favorite quote from the article and probably the most telling statement is on the last page.
According to a top official, Ashcroft asked aloud after one meeting: "Why are we talking about this in the White House? History will not judge this kindly."
This coming from the same administration that claims to be against torture and who actually fancies itself as having the moral high ground compared to the terrorists. There was a time when the United States of America was a beacon to much of the world for what was right and wrong and one way we did that was the humane treatment of our prisoners of war. We are now only slightly better than those we fight.