Bush-appointed official says that yes, al-Qahtani was tortured.
Sound familiar? "He hoped to get rid of the 'Democrats' and 'liberals' because they were 'disloyal' and replace them with 'real Americans' and 'right-thinking Americans.'"
* The Supreme Court rules on the "exclusionary rule."
* Follow-up: so, uh, what should we do with Manuel Noriega?
* Ruth Marcus on the limits of the 'new transparency.'
* Joel Achenbach on a big year for telescopes.
* Patrick McGoohan, star of cult classic The Prisoner, passed away.