A new memo released yesterday by the Justice Department repudiates a previous DOJ memo from August 2002 which defended (and even endorsed) torture in interrogations. The first memo was written by Alberto Gonzales, Bush's current nominee for Attorney General. His nomination hearings begin next week. You do the math.
The new memo states that...
"In light of the president's directive that the United States not engage in torture, it would not be appropriate to rely on parsing the specific intent element of the statute to approve as lawful conduct that might otherwise amount to torture."
Now that's synergy!
Read more here.