And yes the US should try to discourage this type of treatment but we are far from perfect either. Ask any Marine vet from WW2 that fought the Japanese on some of these remote islands what happened with prisoners? Of course it was mostly in retaliation for what happend to our guys.... and of course we shouldnt condone this either but considering the circumstances its not hard see why these things can happen.
As far as your foolish comment that I hold some sterotype about how Women are treated in the ME, it is not a sterotype it is reality in countries that practice Sharia. If you dont know this you really need to get educated.