Torture is a crime under US law.
Those who order it, participate in it, condone it,
or who try to cover it up are criminals.
They should be prosecuted.
Torture is illegal, immoral, and it does not
work. The law is quite clear. The position of all
three branches of Abrahamic tradition agree.
The experts at the Pentagon and intelligence experts
worldwide agree that resorting to torture produces
"Torture and abuse cost American lives."
"We need to return to an ethic of responsibility and accountability
that is critical if citizens are to have faith in their government and
the world is to respect this nation. This is not just a matter of the
rule of law. It is a matter of national security."