There is a difference between incidents of torture happening by a select few done on their own accord and torture being advocated by the office of the president!! Just because we might have tortured in the past doesn't mean it's ok to do it now. It's a matter of principals and America either has them or they don't. The whole reason we have been able to play the role of "police" for the entire world is because of those principals. Once we lose our moral high ground we have no right to police the world, we have no right to meddle in other countries business and we have no right to declare a war on terrorism outside our boarders. It's that simple, torture is unamerican.