But only by 20 years. 1984, here we come.

The administration's plan to avoid charges of torture is truly worthy of Orwell (it brings to mind not only 1984 but the Soviet treachery outlined in Homage to Catalonia as well):

* We don't torture people.
* We get to define what "torture" means.
* "Torture" is defined as "that which we do not do."
* By definition, objectively, we don't engage in torture.

Feel better now?