The Constitution Project

04.18.13

'Indisputable Torture'

I want you all to know we at the FrumBlog are indeed aware of The Constitution Project's report on the treatment of detainees post-9/11.

I am planning on writing about that report - which stretches more than 550 pages - after I read the entire thing. (Please do bear in mind that we're also reading the 844 page immigration bill. Busy, busy news week, but we'll get there.)

Having read the abridged version, I can say with some confidence that if the full report lives up to its claims, it will be virtually impossible for the United States government to claim torture did not occur in the years following 9/11.

The New York Times Editorial Board makes just such a claim here (the namesake for this post's title), but I think I'll wait until I've read the entire thing myself before weighing in.