by Patrick Appel

The NYT's editorial today is on point. A taste:

The government owes Americans a full investigation into the orders to approve torture, abuse and illegal, secret detention, as well as the twisted legal briefs that justified those policies. Congress and the White House also need to look into illegal wiretapping and the practice of sending prisoners to other countries to be tortured.

A few readers have written in because Andrew has repeatedly critiqued the paper for not using the word torture when describing Bush's interrogation policies. My understanding is that Andrew's beef is with the news section, not the editorial board. This isn't the first time that the editorial board has used the word.