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Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Drum sums up the, to date, four government memos detailing the Bush administration's position on torture that have come to light, the circumstances in which it would be kosher, and how to avoid any messy legal entanglements that might follow in the wake of its use.

Just one question, really. If it wasn't government policy to use torture as an intelligence-gathering tool -- if what happened at Abu Ghraib was truly an isolated frat-boy-prank-level incident -- then why all the government chatter about it, dating back to just four months after 9/11?

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