POLITICS
09/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Cheney's 'Torture Works' Argument Is A Red Herring

No matter how much former Vice President Dick Cheney insists that torturing prisoners in secret CIA prisons worked (and Spencer has already laid out the huge holes in that argument) -- he and his fellow Republicans who still stand by their "enhanced interrogation techniques" can never prove that using less abusive techniques would not have worked. And for the question of whether the Attorney General must investigate the interrogators who committed unlawful abuse or the senior officials who ordered or approved it, the intelligence produced is irrelevant.

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