The confirmation hearings of AG designate Alberto Gonzalez before the Senate Judiciary committee swirled down into a soundbite hunt (as expected) on the part of the minority members of the committee. I participated in a spirited exchange of ideas on the subject of torture and the conduct of the argument on both sides on Michael J. Totten's blog - here and here.
Michael's originating post is well worth reading. The discussion that followed covered a lot of ground.
Warning: I used bowling words near the end of the thread.