Andrew Sullivan baselessly and viciously contends that I “regularly defend . . . torture.” He also claims, mistakenly, that, when I was at OLC, I attended a meeting at which CIA interrogation techniques were discussed and that I am a “torturer.”
I will state categorically that I never attended the meeting that Sullivan refers to and that I never had any knowledge of or involvement in any of the matters involving interrogation techniques (matters that were, of course, highly classified). I also have never defended torture.
I am out of town to attend a family funeral and will not be able to respond in a timely manner to any further lies like these.