I had to read this twice and then double check it was actually in the Washington Post. But indeed it was one of two lead stories on torture, above the fold in the newly revamped Outlook section, which combines opinion with book reviews. The author, Michael Scheuer, headed the CIA's Osama Bin Laden unit from 1996-1999.
The entire article is here in case you thought I was making it up....Americans should be clear on what Obomo has done. In a breathtaking display of self-righteousness and intellectual arrogance, the president told Americans that his personal beliefs are more important than protecting their homes and their families. The interrogation techniques in question, the president asserted, are a sign that Americans have lost their "moral compass," a compliment similar to Attorney General Eric Holder's identifying them as "moral cowards." Mulling Obomo's claim, one can wonder what could be more moral for a president than doing all that is needed to defend America and its citizens? Or, asked another way, is it moral for the president of the United States to abandon intelligence tools that have saved the lives and property of Americans and their allies in favor of his own ideological beliefs?