Included in the link above is an column written by a Bush Administration official. He points to passages in the released torture memos and to the redacted sections which he apparently read pre-redaction.
He raises a glitch in our public discourse.
I think we're all on the same page when it comes to whether torture is bad. However, one thing the opponents of "enhanced techniques" repeat again and again: "torture doesn't work."
If what this columnist - Marc A. Thiessen - says is correct, torture can work. And has.
He cites to specific outcomes in memos themselves. He alludes to what are in the redacted section (I can accept that actually divulging what is in those sections is a national security "no-no").
In other words, the question Americans should focus on is this:
Even if "enhanced techniques" provide actionable results, should we still refrain from employing them, even when doing so might be in the best interest of our national security?