So yeah. It's torture. And we did that to some guy as part of an investigation by the duely constituted authorities. America is in the torture business, and it's official. The only question now is what sort of paperwork has to be filed for torture-induced confessions to be admissible in the tribunals, which by the way, are entirely under the direction of the executive branch.
The only question is this: Can we be as good at show trials as the Soviet Union? It's a challange, but I have great faith that us dilligent, hardworking can-do Americans can put together the most justice-y show trial yet.