Quote of the Day

"I have opposed the creation of such a Commission [to investigate torture] because I believe that our existing democratic institutions are strong enough to deliver accountability. The Congress can review abuses of our values, and there are ongoing inquiries by the Congress into matters like enhanced interrogation techniques. The Department of Justice and our courts can work through and punish any violations of our laws." —President Obama outlining how government investigations and prosecutions of torturers might take place