Statism produces another atrocity besides torture.
Statism is the worship of the State -- complete obedience in return for the State's promise of holistic salvation.
Writing in "The 'Water Cure' for Mancow Disease," William Norman Grigg observes,
"The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side," observed Orwell, "but he has the remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them." In some cases, like the one presently under examination, the nationalist is vividly aware of atrocities only when they are committed by the "other side," and is hopelessly blind to them when they are carried out by the government he worships.
Obama not only will not release torture photos that are acknowledged to exist, but won't acknowledge others, such as the ones Scott Horton knows to exist.
Ignorance is bliss.