America's most overrated smart guy, Dick Cheney, has been taking to the airwaves lately to insist that if the Obama Administration is going to release the quack legal memos which justified the Bush Administration's lawless reign of torture and mayhem, then the CIA should also declassify the reports of the "testimony" "elicited" during the torture chamber sessions. So that we get a balanced picture.
"No exceptional circumstances whatsoever may be invoked to justify torture, including war, threat of war, internal political instability, public emergency, terrorist acts, violent crime, or any form of armed conflict. Torture cannot be justified as a means to protect public safety or prevent emergencies. Neither can it be justified by orders from superior officers or public officials. The prohibition on torture applies to all territories under a party's effective jurisdiction, and protects all people under its effective control, regardless of citizenship or how that control is exercised."