With all the hullabaloo about the bailout plan in the news, you may have missed what Michigan’s own Senator Carl Levin released to the New York Times yesterday. As chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee investigating the abuse of detainees in American custody, Levin released a list of answers provided by Condoleezza Rice and John B. Bellinger III, the former top lawyer at the National Security Council, to detailed questions by that committee about “harsh interrogation techniques.”
Mr. Levin said the new documents showed that top Bush administration officials were more actively engaged in the debate about the limits of lawful interrogation than the White House had previously acknowledged.
"So far, there has been little accountability at higher levels,” Mr. Levin said. “Here you’ve got some evidence that there was discussion about those harsh techniques in the White House.”