Then And Now

"It's terrible and it's made life difficult for awhile...But if it becomes clear that this is the exception and [the troops involved] are held accountable, it could end up being an impressive demonstration to countries where torture is routine,"- Bill Kristol, as quoted by Robin Wright of the Washington Post, May 7, 2004 in response to Abu Ghraib.

"[Can we] afford Obama's "dark and painful chapter" attitude, exemplified by his foregoing certain interrogation techniques in the present and future, and his exposing and deploring what was done in the past?," - Bill Kristol, April 17, 2009.

"Of course, it's not the same as Saddam's torture -- which was a matter of top-down policy, not the result of assholes who deserve jail or execution, and will probably get one or both,"- Glenn Reynolds, April 30, 2004.

"HMM: Attorney: Justice Memos Prove U.S. Did Not Torture," - Glenn Reynolds, April 17, 2009.