Fellow Watcher's Council blogger Joshuapundit has a fine article, The Torture Controversy, that was published today on The American Thinker. Do pay the site a visit and give it a read. He raises some interesting points, particularly in his discussion of how the now imminent criminalization of policy differences is a first in American history. As Rob notes:
Even after the Civil War and Lincoln's assassination, Jefferson Davis was never tried for treason and got off with a short spell of imprisonment at Fort Monroe. Former Union Army officers who fought on the rebel side like Robert E. Lee or James Longstreet were never even tried or imprisoned at all, and even a revenge crazed Congress under control of the Radical Republicans never considered it.
Do read the whole article. Hope and change indeed.