To the Editor:
Re ”In the Spirit of Openness” (editorial, April 23):
Americans and the world deserve a complete and thorough investigation of the Bush administration’s use of torture, and if this is to occur, it must be by a special prosecutor and not a ”bipartisan” commission, which, if the past is prologue, will end up with a fuzzy whitewash.
If, as former Vice President Dick Cheney claims, torture produced valuable information, we need to know. If torture produces unreliable information, as interrogation specialists claim, we will know that torture is doubly wrong, violating morality, the law and degrading the United States before the world.
Oakland, Calif., April 23, 2009