Editorial, The Washington Post | April 17, 2009
Forgiving agents who may have used torture techniques against detainees accused of terrorism was a wise move by President Obama. ++ The Administration yesterday said such acts could never again be condoned by the US. ++ A 9/11 style commission should be created to investigate who in the Bush Administration was responsible for the decision to use torture. ++ It has become clear that common sense and legal doctrine were often bent to justify abhorrent techniques and more light needs to be shed on how decisions were made and why.