Sec. of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and CIA Director George Tenant ordered a detainee they believed had important information for us in our War on Terrorism to be taken off the list of detainees so that the International Red Cross would not be able to check on his status or condition, and the U.S. would be able to use extreme techniques to interrogate him. Then, because the man wasn’t on any list of detainees, we totally forgot about him, and only cursorily interviewed him once. Nothing I can imagine saying here could be more impressive than the bald, absurd truth.