At the same time, the Justice Department has released memos approving various harsh techniques.
Read the memos here.
ADDED: "You would like to place Zubaydah in a cramped confinement box with an insect. You have informed us that he appears to have a fear of insects. In particular, you would like to tell Zubaydah that you intend to place a stinging insect in the box with him. You would, however, place a harmless insect in the box. You have orally informed us that you would in fact place a harmless insect such as a caterpillar in the box with him." (PDF.)
AND: Are Jane Hamsher and her friends standing there with torches and pitchforks?
That was recorded September 5, 2008. Watch the whole segment.