Terrorists deserve no friggin' mercy, none at all.
They're prisoners not covered by the Geneva Convention. They decided to wage a war without a national state standing behind them, they get to enjoy the fruits of their choice.
Why does anyone care?
The purpose of appeals is to correct mistakes.
The mistake is the choice to allow the terrorist to be born.
Waterboarding isn't torture.
The knowledge those people would have withheld had a positive impact on preventing further acts of terrorism. Oh, and that knowledge...makes the interrogation subject guilty of conspiracy at a minimum.
As I stated, there are gray areas. Clearly the few people not caught on the battlefield should be treated slightly different. Maybe use Evian water for their interrogation, or something, that's a little softer than the typical tap water, right?
Of course, jeez, it's amazing this has to be said over and over and over, complicity has to be established before dismantling occurs. Duh. Why waste the resources on a dry well, right? But once they're determined to be terrorists, disassemble them, feed the pieces to the pigs, feed the pigs to the other inmates.
DON'T coddle terrorists. That species should never be placed on the any of the EPA's Endangered Friends of Anti-Americans lists.