Well yesterday W laid out in unambiguous terms what my concerns were. He said (according to CNN):
"Look, let me make very clear the position of my government and our country," Bush said Tuesday in the Oval Office.That statement does make me feel more comfortable. It doesn't get rid of all of the questions around the whole torture issue, and that the US has been trying to get war crimes immunity for it soldiers in action around the world. However, it does make me feel slightly better knowing that the administration is at least willing to present itself as being morally against torture under any conditions.
"We do not condone torture. I have never ordered torture. I will never order torture. The values of this country are such that torture is not a part of our soul and our being."