"Slapping is a nasty business, but if you tell me it’s torture I’ll slap myself to make sure I’m awake. Though chances are I am, seeing as I’m regularly sleep-deprived. And confession by bee sting simply must be used in the next Austin Powers movie," - Abe Greenwald, Contentions, who claims that the OLC memos "completely vindicate CIA interrogators and expose the hysteria of anti-Bush fanatics."

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.