"Those who support torture may believe that we can abuse captives in certain select circumstances and still be true to our values. But that is a false compromise. We either believe in the dignity of the individual, the rule of law, and the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment, or we don't. There is no middle ground. We cannot and we must not use torture under any circumstances."
CNN is reporting that everyone on Capitol Hill, including Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, is criticizing Obama for this pick, because they all got waterboarded for most of the 70s and it really wasn't so bad.