Regardless of whether you think “enhanced interrogation” should be off-limits, it seems only fair that the public has a proper understanding of the costs and benefits of these techniques. And in spite of what opponents say, the intelligence community says that such questioning yeilds valuable information. The Obama Administration, while releasing classified information on the techniques themselves, won’t release all the details of just how much we learned from those who underwent this kind of questioning. That’s not fair. The American public needs to have the full story, since the consequences could be huge.
Marc Thiessen wrote about this in today’s Washington Post and offered this chilling conclusion: “President Obama’s decision to release these documents is one of the most dangerous and irresponsible acts ever by an American president during a time of war — and Americans may die as a result.”