With the recent release of secret CIA memos concerning torture techniques used by military personal to obtain information from “the enemy”, people are turning this whole thing into a gigantic deal. With saying that, I do not condone torture of prisoners for many reason BUT shit happens in war. We have killed thousands and thousands of people the past 8 or so years alone, kids and women too, and people are freaking the fuck out over some water getting poured on a guy’s head while he’s got a sheet over his head. Again, I don’t agree with it, but it seems to me there are far worse things that were going on at that time and continue to go on now and for people to be making a big deal of this when it happened years ago, it just seems a little ridiculous to me. Dick Cheney and a few former Bush cronies were of course pissed about the release of the memos by the Obama administration. Cheney bitched about the how the memos didn’t include any of the “good” that came from the waterboarding and other torture techniques used. I’m sure it was world shaking information that changed the course of the war. The biggest problem that I have with this whole situation is, the guys that carried out these orders may get in trouble for all of this. The people who ordered the torture, yes, something should happen to them because they knew what they were doing was wrong, BUT the guys who did it, leave them alone. These guys have been trained for years to do whatever someone in authority tells them to do, essentially they are robots. You can’t punish someone for doing what they have been trained to do which is follow orders, and don’t ask questions. I just think this whole situation is little ridiculous, people need to get over that shit, move on, and spend their energy trying to figure out how they can help things NOW, not worry about something like water getting poured on a guys head.