Has the USA (any recognized faction, sub-segment, branch, affiliation, or official) condoned the use of, or participated, or carried out any form of "torture" on anyone since the turn of the most recent century?
Whether the "victim" was legally or illegally detained, charged or not, stood trial or not, considered a terrorist, enemy combatant, or even a US citizen, has torture been used by the USofA as a tool or some other form of punishment?
Is the USofA guilty of using torture in any kind of scenario as the definition of torture is widely known?
Or, to put it another way, is the USofA ever justified in using using "techniques" that the majority of others in the world consider "torture",
Since the year 2000 - has the USofA tortured anyone? If you answer "yes" - do you consider it justifiable or criminal?
If you answered "no" - is it because your definition of torture is somewhat different than most others people's definition? As in, "relative to what the terrorists have been doing, there's nothing the USofA could do that would be worse or more inhumane."