The architect behind the CIA's torture program blames 'political correctness' for why the US doesn't torture anymore

The United States' ban on waterboarding and other forms of torture qualifies as "political correctness," according to James Mitchell, a key figure behind the CIA's torture program. Mitchell discussed the CIA's torture program, as well as his interactions with high-profile terrorists like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in an interview at the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday. "The same thing has happened to the word torture that has happened to the word racist. It has lost its meaning,"

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