Rebecca Gordon is the author of Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States (Oxford University Press). She teaches in the philosophy department at the University of San Francisco. She has also spent several decades working in a variety of national and international movements for peace and justice, and is a member of the War Times/Tiempo de Guerras collective. You can contact her through the Mainstreaming Torture website.
Bush and Cheney claimed torture was the only option. These soldiers, agents and nurses proved them wrong.
But the Senate report could be the opening we need to really make US torture a thing of the past.