After President Obama announced that the CIA operatives who employed harsh interrogation methods (read: torture) on suspected terrorists during the Bush administration won’t be subject to legal repercussions, the Department of Justice made four “torture memos” publicly available on Thursday.

Salon’s “War Room”:

First, an August 1, 2002 memo written by then-OLC head Jay Bybee to acting CIA General Counsel John Rizzo, discussing what the OLC said were acceptable methods for use in interrogating al-Qaida member Abu Zubaydah.

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