Lawyers safeguard rights. But the Bush Administration intentionally cut lawyers out of the loop at Abu Ghraib. Meanwhile, more about Rumsfeld has the nerve to complain about the Senate’s inquiry into torture scandal, on the grounds that its distracting from the work in Iraq. Unbelievable. If the work in Iraq is to liberate people and win “hearts and minds”, I think torturing them is distracting from the work in Iraq. This doublethink echos the Bushies belief (stated by Rumsfeld during his testimony) that the problem with prisoner abuse is not that it happened, but that the Arab world knows about it. Information is the enemy of this administration. The more people have, the more likely we are to vote these guys out of office come November.