10/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Whitehouse Calls For Wider Criminal Probe Of Torture

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), the former U.S. Attorney who's been pointing out for more than a year that waterboarding is and always has been torture, made the key point yesterday (and the same one I made here) that the criminal investigation of "enhanced interrogation techniques" that turned into torture would be an ordinary and obvious criminal investigation were it not for the fact that the subjects of inquiry include senior government officials.

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