We don’t live in that world.
It would be nice if the report on CIA torture were taken by both sides as an opportunity, a point at which we can say that we, as a nation, are better than that.
Unfortunately, the Republicans (with the exception of John McCain, who knows first hand) have made it clear that they’re just fine with torture, and the Democrats will, as usual, whine a lot and then do nothing.
It would be even nicer if this report came as a surprise, but we’ve known for years: what the rampaging fuck do you think waterboarding is?
What’s the correct thing to do now? Simple. Identify the person who ultimately signed off on this program, and the persons who oversaw its implementation, and ship them off to the Hague for a war crimes trial and let the facts and justice take their course.
The correct thing to do, of course, is pretty much the last thing that will happen.
EDIT: Oh, and here’s your official Faux News spin: Torture’s okay because America is awesome!