Naomi Klein has written an important article about the United States’ history of condoning and using torture when it suits our purposes. Her goal is to war us about the dangers of assuming that the use of torture by our government began with the invasion of Iraq, or 9/11, or the Bush administration. Most people who are paying attention know that “extraordinary rendition” is a legacy of the Clinton administration, and that our history of torturing people and more commonly, teaching others how to torture, goes way back. Not only do we have to accept that torture isn’t just being perpetrated by a few bad apples, but also that it’s not something that Donald Rumsfeld came up with.