For John, BLUF: Torturing people is not the best way. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Over at the Huffington Post we have a column on the use of torture. The two authors, retired Air Force Colonel Morris (Mo) Davis and Presbyterian Minister Richard L Killmer, are against it. For what it is worth, Colonel Davis was, for two years, the Chief Prosecutor for the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The two authors are referencing the recently released movie Zero Dark Thirty. Actually, the real question is why we tortured the perfectly acceptable "oh dark thirty" to come up with a pseudo-accurate term that has an additional syllable.
One way to remember this is "Torture achieves compliance; proper interrogation gains cooperation." Jack Bauer notwithstanding.
To be clear, torture, to include enhanced interrogation methods, was wrong when it was the Bush Administration—to their shame—and it is still wrong today.
UPDATE: What did he mean by the Title, "Card Deeds, in Our Name". Trying to walk back the auto-correct, I am thinking I meant "Cruel" and made a typo, or "Dark". I am going with "Dark".
Regards — Cliff