A Quick Thought On The Torture Memos
I've glanced over the memos, but haven't analyzed them in detail. The thing about the memos that truly chills me to the core is the detached, clinical way they describe heinous acts and analyze whether they violate the law. This is the kind of language I use to analyze whether some company has committed an OSHA violation. This is the kind of language lawyers use to debate whether there has been a breach of contract.
This is not the language used to describe torture. I have to wonder what part of their soul these lawyers had to shut down to think and write like this.