Once upon a time, a US President denounced the torture techniques used in Saddam's regime. Techniques that encompass Suspension from ceiling, Sexual abuse, Mock Executions.
Today, we know he signed off on the same techniques himself. Evidently, there are rules of what is acceptably operated upon whom and what was not. Maybe torturing "your own citizens" is more horrific than using those techniques on those who are not "your own citizens?" Do we even understand what the rules are these days?