Bruce Jessen – a critical figure in developing the Gestapo-derived torture techniques used by the Bush-Cheney administration – has just become the bishop of Spokane’s 6th Ward in the Mormon church. Torture did not come up in any of the presidential debates. But we know now that Romney’s Mormon faith will not stand in the way of its return. More on Jessen’s history of bringing torture into the heart of America is here. Well, I guess if protectors of child-rapists can be given sinecures in Rome – yes, Cardinal Law, I’m talking about you – the LDS church’s elevation of a torture-entrepreneur is one more reason for Hitch to smile. Wherever he now is.