Spain and the United Kingdom have already initiated investigations of Bush administration officials over torture -- to continue to ignore the mounting evidence of clear wrongdoing is a national humiliation.
The truth about what Bush and Cheney and Addington and Yoo and Cambone and Feith and a handful of others did must be known before it can be judged, and all that can be judged is the content of their actions.
The way we respond to the revelations about the Bush administration's use of torture will define the kind of country we are. It is a test of our courage and our convictions. So far, the media are not getting high marks.