For John, BLUF: This is a strange fight, which suggests something deeper. Nothing to see here; just move along.
The New Yorker weighs in on the imbroglio in DC over the Senate Report on the use of torture during the Bush Administration.
Let us be clear. The Bush Administration, in the wake of 9/11, authorized torture, which was wrong (1) because it is morally objectionable and (2) it doesn't work.
The Obama Administration ended torture on Day Two. Now, five years later the Chair of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and the head of the CIA, John O Brennan, seem to be in a fight. Is this about Mr Brennan justifying his time as Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, under President George W Bush?
What is President Obama's dog in this fight?
Regards — Cliff