Hersh exposes Rumsfeld

I just have to join every blog in the universe and point to today's new Seymour Hersh article in the New Yorker:

The roots of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal lie not in the criminal inclinations of a few Army reservists but in a decision, approved last year by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, to expand a highly secret operation, which had been focussed on the hunt for Al Qaeda, to the interrogation of prisoners in Iraq. Rumsfeld’s decision embittered the American intelligence community, damaged the effectiveness of élite combat units, and hurt America’s prospects in the war on terror.

Not that I care that Rumsfeld's decision hurts our "effectiveness," but it'll be good if all this news can reaffirm the international illegality of torture.