Because no one has yet been held accountable for U.S. torture practices widely deemed "sadistic and terrifying," two open-government advocates known as Freedom of Information Act warriors are suing the CIA for its continued secrecy about its alleged spying on Senate lawmakers investigating Bush-era torture. Arguing that transparency is "an essential component of viable democracy," investigative journalist Jason Leopold and MIT researcher Ryan Shapiro are thus trying to dig through the stubbornly Kafka-esque terrain that is a classified report investigating a covert torture program subsequently spied on by torturers who are now stonewalling them. We wish them well. Welcome to the most transparent administration in history.
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