How do you explain the people that have died in U.S. custody? Automatically defending those in power just because you believe America can do know wrong is just as dumb as automatically assuming the worst. There is overwhelming evidence that the U.S. has tortured people. If they didn't, they wouldn't need black sites and they wouldn't be destroying "interrogation" tapes. I suppose you were asleep during Abu Ghraib?
I suppose these people were secretly treated to cable t.v. and cumbaya behind the scenes:
Abu Ghraib wasn't torture, good grief. You see worse stuff than that on MTV and you know it.
I've never said I believe America can do no wrong. There you go putting words in my mouth and making assumptions again.
I wouldn't call it "overwhelming" evidence. You may, and that's fine.
And, truth be known, I'm not against torture applied for the right reasons. And those reasons include saving innocent lives. If one terrorist gets treated badly to keep one American alive, it's a fair trade, IMO.
I don't expect you to share that view, I don't really even expect you to understand it.
BTW--I'm not certain what you posted has to do with what I posted. I'm talking about 60 minutes doing a big expose about something--and I look at the track record of CBS news to do any news story in a factual manner, and I get worried.
I watched the video of the al Queda creeps torturing the two captured Americans. I've watched all their little beheading videos.
After watching those, I really don't give a rat's left testicle what happens to any of them.
I submit that if we treated a few of these animals the way they'd treat any of us--and did it publicly, there'd be a lot less terrorism. As it is, bin Laden called the US a paper tiger. You know how you go back to being the baddest on the block? You make everyone else afraid of you.
Look up Teddy Roosevelt and how he dealt with muslim terrorists.