The US Government would never sink so low as to torture prisoners. Well, only if they were REALLY evil men. And only if that was the fastest way to get the information we wanted. Because torture is well known to provide useful and truthful information.
After all, compared to a beheading, what's a little water or sleep deprivation? And we certainly wouldn't keep people locked in foreign gulags without hope of trial or release. Plus, I mean, waterboarding isn't really even torture. And we've really only used it a couple times recently. I mean, it's not like the CIA has anything in common with the Khmer Rouge or the Gestapo.
We're the good guys!