Honestly, I can tell that probably one of you was in the military... possibly two, but that's about it. I'm ex-military myself and I have to say from my point of view the original post is pure BS. Torture (you'll notice that they never say what was done to torture them, all that means is that it's not quite "up to par" with what is considered "humane") such as depriving people of light or food or water or whatever else has been used in jails as punishment for our own people. The "tortures" that usually end up being used to say how awful and evil we are as a country are usually much less severe than civilians of other countries can experience by their own government!
Sorry, but the thought that everyone has to have a jail cell, clean uniforms, three square meals a day and unlimited TV and education benefits from the government in order to be "civil" really gets on my nerves. The fact that many of the people captured if not ALL of them were captured with a gun in their hands which they were shooting at us just cause we exist never enters people's minds. Or it does, but you don't really think about what that means.
Now, I'm sorry if anyone here takes this too personally, it's not meant to be aimed at anyone in particular, I'm just tired of the attitude that the soldiers who are asked to be the nicest in the world and who are guarding people who wouldn't think twice at the first opportunity to kill their captors aren't doing their jobs right. Unless you've been there it's hard for anyone to imagine, and that includes me. It's amazing how many people would be outraged if one of their friends was indangered to the point where they would go to all sorts of lengths to get an answer out of someone, but they don't think that a soldier is in just that predicament. Only difference is the soldier's friends are the other soldiers that they work with day in and day out for weeks, months, sometimes years at a time. The self control involved in not just killing these people, the effort for a soldier who saw their friends wounded/killed by them or their "buddies" (which many if not ALL have by the time they come back), something to chew on for you.