It's torture, stupid, and life is not a TV show

Right-wing pundits point to '24' as a reason why America should torture. Here in the real world, most of us remain appalled the U.S. engaged in clearly illegal techniques.
Monday, January 19, 2009 | 12:00 p.m. CST; updated 11:17 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 4, 2010

When the official in charge of the Bush administration’s military commissions said interrogators tortured a detainee at Guantanamo Bay, ending any chance of his prosecution, it marked a turning point in the sometimes esoteric and theoretical debate over torture.