Another Day, Another Torture Report

(AP/Washington Post)
Late last night, long after the evening news shows were done, the Senate Armed Services Committee released a newly-declassified report on the scope of America's "enhanced interrogation tactics."

It's an ugly story, offered in great detail (it was completed in November 2008) but not inconsistent with what previous reports have detailed about why and how we came to torture.

Here's my question for the day: does the release of the results of this pointed investigation make it more or less likely that we'll see torture prosecutions or a "torture commission"?

In other words, will opponents of those two options now point to the Armed Services Report and declare "we don't need to look back again, we've already done it"?

Or will the report only push the Congress and the White House into pressing the torture question further? Discuss.



(CBS)
Andrew Cohen is CBS News Chief Legal Analyst and Legal Editor.. You can read more of his posts in Hotsheet here.
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