It is time for the government to come out firmly against torture. In the past the ” rules of war ” allowed victorious soldiers the right to enslave, rape, pillage, and plunder. Our government is against these war crimes but, for some reason, they consider torture a gray area. If the U.S. government won’t publicly promise NOT to participate in [ or turn a blind eye to ] torture, then the American people should. Torture has always been and will always be wrong. Don’t you agree ? Chuck Mann