Jan Schakowsky on Torture - Defining American Values Up

Jan Schakowsky asks us to avoid the soft bigotry of low expectations when it comes to the values and laws we stand for (from the HuffPost):

"Hayden and Mukasey claim that critical information regarding terrorists and their attacks were derived from use of these "enhanced techniques" and suggest that anyone on the Congressional committees who heard Hayden's briefings could not conclude otherwise. As one of those who was privy to those briefings, I saw no empirical evidence to prove that assertion....

The value of information gained from torture has been outright discredited by the most experienced interrogators....

I'm glad that Hayden and Mukasey have been replaced by people who have faith in the strength of American values and laws. I believe our country is stronger and safer as a result of ending torture and releasing these memos. Thank you President Barack Obama."