Senator Levin has seen the Cheney Family files that allegedly “prove” torture saved lives. The files don’t prove any such thing, of course. Senator Levin:
Mr. Cheney has also claimed that the release of classified documents would prove his view that the techniques worked. But those classified documents say nothing about numbers of lives saved, nor do the documents connect acquisition of valuable intelligence to the use of the abusive techniques. I hope that the documents are declassified so that people can judge for themselves what is fact and what is fiction.
I agree with Levin who agrees with the Cheneys. Let’s see the documents. While we’re at it, what about any documents pertaining to, say, Cheney and Rumsfeld authorizing the atrocities at Abu Ghraib? Let’s see those, too, if they’re out there.