Because of the economic news and the current campaign season, a very big story has fallen by the way side. It turns out that Condoleezza Rice led Bush administration discussions of torture techniques, this according to documents secured and released by Senator Carl Levin as part of a congressional inquiry.
I can't tell from this article how complicit Condoleezza Rice was in authorizing torture but that she was in the meetings and complicit in policy-making on the issue now seems very clear. And we all know what the outcome was of these meetings. A dark stain on the honor of this country.