This William Pfaff column on torture may be the last I link to. After reading it, I really don’t think anything else needs to be said. I find it unsurprising that Brits seem to get this so much better than Americans do. They’re from “old Europe” and have a political memory that goes back further and encompasses more than ours does, and I think that they understand the degree to which torture, secret detentions, and disrespect for the laws of the land degrade our county than we do ourselves.