“I think any normal, conscionable man would have to consider carefully doing something like this. I deliberated with great, soulful torment about this, and obviously I concluded that it could be done safely or I wouldn’t have done it.” The NYT on what a lawsuit brought by former prisoners reveals about the CIA’s interrogation techniques that may have amounted to torture. Psychologists Open a Window on Brutal CIA Interrogations.

+ While the testimony in the lawsuit described above deals with past indiscretions, the topic of America’s relationship to torture and terrorism still very current. From AP: In Yemen’s secret prisons, UAE tortures and US interrogates.