Argument: The United States has always opposed torture historically
The United States is most responsible for building international laws against torture
- Stephanie H. Dray. "Torture is wrong." Associated Content. September 14, 2006 - "America is the country that is most responsible for building this moral fortress in the world. We sent our Justice Robert Jackson to Nuremberg to speak with moral clarity about those acts which not even war can justify."
The United States rejected torture even in its worst wars (more severe than the War on Terror)
If the United States rejected torture during the Civil War, WWII, and Vietnam, it should never perform any form of torture under any conditions in the War on Terror, a relatively much less significant struggle by historical comparison.