The old saying from Santayana is “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” We can’t learn from recent history unless we know everything about the recent history of torture. That’s why we need to investigate the whole truth about torture, now.
Reason in Common Sense, George Santayana, Page 284:
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Aw shit, I’m guessing you didn’t like that stuff repudiating change, did you LT?
I believe it was Oscar Wilde who once said:
I seen a peanut stand, And heard a rubber band. I’ve seen a needle that winked its eye. But I been done seen about everything when I see a motor pool LT screw up quotes from 1903 just because he couldn’t master the ancient skill of googling it.