Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.
That's not the point - it's either torture or it's not. The legality of it doesn't affect that determination in the slightest. I understand the problem, it's obviously torture, so you have to find some way to justify it or distinguish it from what we did. If you want to say it's OK to torture in wartime, but not on domestic prisoners, fine. There are meaningful distinctions there - it's rational to draw that line and it's one that can easily be drawn. What is pathetic is saying that one is torture because it's illegal, but if it's legal it's not-torture.You really don't understand the difference between wartime intelligence gathering and peacetime criminal justice do you?
And of course you can't address the example - cops getting tased in training doesn't mean that using a taser on a prisoner isn't torture.