Since we are talking about Iraq and Afghanistan, it might be a good idea to be practical. We have our own people over there getting killed on a daily basis. Torture doesn't go over any better than pissing on the enemy's dead. If you want to be purely practical about it, the inhumane treatment of muslims has been something that has been a PR nightmare for us. It is contratictory to us building the trust of the people to get them to stop trusting the Talaban instead of trusting us. We have to show them we are better than Al Queda and the Talaban and using medieval tactics are definitely a step in the wrong direction. The sooner we resolve the situtaion, the sooner our service people will be out of the line of fire.