Opinion

August 18, 2014 11:55 PM

Their View | Nation’s true heroes fought to expose and end torture

After more than a decade of denial and concealment on the part of our government, President Barack Obama’s recent acknowledgment that “we tortured some folks” felt like a milestone. Even in its spare, reductive phrasing, the president’s statement opened up the possibility, finally, of national reflection, contrition and accountability.

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