Josh has post up looking for the connection
Really, where the torture scandal could break open is the exact nexus of who actually authorized the program and Cheney’s frantic efforts to get information linking Saddam Hussein to the Iraq war.
This led me to look here which has the timelines of both incidents.
I think that in order for us to open the torture case up too wide it will start involving foreign powers that will really have a greater impact than any of the US memos being bandied about. Hence the need to keep it quiet.
It also has time lines for all sorts of other interesting scandals that the US government has been incapable of pursuing, and the information is all from reliable media accounts and reports.
You may wish to indulge yourself if you want to find out why your flag decals won’t get you into heaven any more. I’m sure most of you will opt for the ignorance is bliss defense.