I just saw "Zero Dark Thirty," about the intelligence gathering to locate and kill Osama bin Laden. The first part graphically shows the torture, including waterboarding, of al-Qaida detainees by CIA agents to gain information.
I was sickened that our nation so seemingly routinely engaged in such behavior the very behavior we condemned Japanese soldiers for in World War II.
I am glad we found bin Laden, but our hands are bloody. We can't be self-righteous about the justice we meted out. Our means were not as pure as our ends.