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In an exquisitely timed piece on Bush administration torture policies, Vanity Fair reports on a visit to GITMO in the fall of 2002 by Cheney’s chief counsel David Addington, White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, Pentagon General Counsel William Haynes and CIA lawyer John Rizzo. There they met with interrogators and “brought ideas with them which had been given from sources in D.C.,” a general tells VF.

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