Follow along if you can kids:

As Dick Cheney said, our government-run torture regime doesn’t motivate would-be terrorists or increase attacks on our troops.  Terrorists don’t care about stuff like that.  They hate us for our freedoms! 

But - heavan’s no!! - we can’t release photos of torture because those pictures will increase attacks on our troops and homeland.

Like listening to the sound of one sociopath playing patty-cake.