Dear lord. I wish I was surprised by anything I’ve read or heard so far about the CIA torture report. Torture was reported at the time, and defended by the Bush and Yoo and Cheney and all their apologists. We didn’t know the full extent of it, but we knew about the waterboarding and extraordinary rendition and the conditions at Gitmo and Abu Ghraib.

I’m just going to share a link or two until I get my own thoughts on the matter written down.

Former chief of staff to Colin Powell

Rachel Maddow on the origins of the post-9/11 CIA torture policy – this includes a history of a 60s-era CIA torture incident that lasted four years and resulted in the CIA scrapping its programme