The U.S. Government has done some pretty extraordinary things since 9/11. Sadly, some of them have been illegal. Torture is one of those things. It is very easy to use the "few bad apples" excuse and we roll it out at every opportunity. Or, on the other hand, we will use the excuse that we had a legal justification. Every country that has tortured has used the same justification. Those arguments failed too!
I'm very pleased to be involved with the ACLU and PEN American Center in the Great Hall at Cooper Union in Manhattan on October 13, 2009, to talk about torture and what has happened in this country. I feel truly honored to play a role!