When the President declares that the US does not torture its prisoners, and this story goes to the top of Google News, don’t you think that indicates the United States has somehow squandered its former stature as a country that cares about human dignity?
“We do not torture.” — G. W. Bush
“I am not a crook.” — R. M. Nixon
Another in the list of claims that, even if true, a President should not need to make. I’d add “I did not have sex with that woman,” but I still don’t think it’s in the same league.