|Remember this? THIS is torture!|
Usually when I see the name Scott Ott, I assume his column will be funny. Not this time. In fact, his column today is one of the best retorts I've seen to the release of the CIA interrogations. It's called What Interrogation Tactics Would You Not Try?
Here's how it ends: "Thirteen years since we wondered how a hillbilly with a tablecloth hat toppled two skyscrapers and punched a smoldering hole in the headquarters of the world’s most powerful military force, using not much more than a Koran and a box cutter.
Thirteen years of scanning faces in departure lounges. Wondering.
Now, put yourself in the shoes of the CIA director, or of the interrogator in the field.
If you thought you had even a small chance of stopping another attack, what 'enhanced' tactics would you not try?
What moral code would impede you from your utmost exertion to quench the flame…to catch the falling man?
Damn them in hindsight, if you will.
In their best efforts, I hear the whisper of angel wings."