The Hill: Shine a light on the torture program
By Raha Wala
The Senate intelligence committee will finally take a vote today that promises to end the debate on torture once and for all. For years now, pundits and torture proponents have been able to publicly claim that torture—“enhanced interrogation” as they call it—provided valuable intelligence, led to Osama bin Laden’s capture, and saved American lives. This narrative has gained traction in popular culture largely because counter-narratives based on actual facts have not been readily available to the American people.
This is why today’s vote is so important.