“I was a professor at Lehigh University. I could grade papers and say smart things in class. My son could ride the bus to school and talk to his friends about what his father does for a living. I was someone to be proud of. But I’m not. I was an interrogator at Abu Ghraib. I tortured.” In the NYT, Eric Fair explains, I can’t be forgiven for Abu Ghraib.

+ Vice sits down with the guy many people think was one of the architects of the torture program. “To me it seems completely insensible that slapping KSM is bad, but sending a Hellfire missile into a family’s picnic and killing all their children and killing Granny and killing everyone is OK.” (You can disagree with the torture program, but it’s hard not to see a little hypocrisy in the entire discussion.)

+ UN officials demand prosecutions for US torture.

+ “[It] damaged our security interests, as well as our reputation as a force for good in the world.” The Atlantic on John McCain and how a prisoner of war feels about torture.

+ ProPublica on the tortured history of the torture report.