It doesn't take a lawyer's advice or a doctor's or a shrink's to know what torture is and to know it's wrong. All it takes is a beating heart and the willingness to be concerned about others. That and basic decency. It's looking more and more as though the basis for all these lies and coverups and tortured excuses to torture people was to cover up the reasons for the invasion of Iraq: to extract false confessions to justify a wrongful war. It's nothing short of sickening that, as this all is breaking, there is actually a debate going on in this country about whether torture is justified. Have we no decency? Have we no shame?