A very well written satire on “what is torture” from the viewpoint of the Bush administration, written by a former Monty Pythoner.
A federal judge equates Bush’s gaining power with the way Hitler and Mussolini gained power.
In those cases the dictators were given power legally, but without public mandate. Much like how Bush got the mostly Republican president appointed Supreme Court to make him President.
There’s also interesting paralels in how the Bush administration has used a major terrorist act to justify the removal of many personal freedoms and rights while they continue to use fear and paranoia to retain nearly fascist control over the nation. Only difference is when the Nazis did the same thing, they themselves committed the bombing of the government building while the Bush administration is simply accused of allowing 9/11 to happen.