Today the Dish learned that interrogators from both the FBI and CIA resisted torturing Zubaydah, and only did so because the White House sought to find an Iraq-Qaeda connection. Also, they used spiders. Churchill and even the Luftwaffe in wartime had higher moral standards than Cheney, whose incompetence eclipsed even his vanity. Shep Smith and the Weekly Standard have shown that some conservative pundits have not lost their way on torture, while New York Magazine rounded up the ones who have. In their company is also Cliff May, a once-great humanitarian for the right. (And speaking of humanity, read this tragic story.) In blog news, a new star reporter and our photo book need your help. Finally, get your Levi fix here, your Reihan fix here, and your German weirdness here.