The Question At Hand

Greg Sargent points it out:

Will the [OPR] report, which isn’t final and hasn’t been released, clarify whether:

1) The lawyers reached an independent, though deeply flawed, judgment about the legality of the torture techniques; or whether

2) The lawyers deliberately set out to skew their legal opinions to justify CIA torture techniques that they had already decided to rationalize, perhaps on orders from on high?

This is the crux of the matter, because it will play a big role in shaping the other inquiries that are likely to unfold in Congress and perhaps by an independent prosecutor.