Supporters of George W. Bush's torture policies flacked so hard in recent days, it was impressive to see the Daily Show sifting through the avalanche of spin and plucking the most demented examples.

Yes, it's absurd to argue with straight face that "walling" isn't so terrible, or that America's enemies will, somehow, cleverly exploit the country's apparent limit of 183 waterboardings against a single individual.

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But Jon Stewart and company made the pro-torture spin-storm seem farcical on a whole other level, thanks in part to an incredible Karl Rove clip, and of course one Peggy Noonan.

You should really watch the whole segment below, but we've distilled the best minute and a half above.