Torture is an internationally recognized crime. We prosecuted the Nazi's for torture after World War II. Acting on orders was not allowed as a defense. Until those who spearheaded the movement to cause the United States to become a nation that tortured people are brought to justice, the United States will continue to torture people, clandestinely, but it will continue. Until everyone who engages in torture knows that they if they are caught they will face jail time, torture will not stop.