From the legal perspective, torture is not allowed in the US, never has been and hopefully never will be. This is established in the constitution and was upheld by the courts at every level during the 8 years it was practiced under the enhanced rules of the Unitary Executive. (remember him?). The act was a response to the court rulings that the congress and president reaffirmed it.
I see this Killer is another Saudi born and conditioned radical. These Warriors for God seem to all be Saudi's. Still can't figure out why we keep attacking the wrong countries on our "War on Terror".
Anybody remember all the high profile cases LOST during the Unitary Executives Reign? I believe it was quite a few. Yardley is absolutely correct on this issue. We are a nation of laws. First and foremost. We can win this struggle without destroying our values and our way of life in the process. Thank God for our Justice system. I hope it survives the assault of the Right Wing over the next generation.