Oh wait you mean a government can't just do whatever it wants and say it's OK?
Waterboarding, sexual threats and sleep deprivation were among the torture tactics CIA agents used after 9/11, according to a much-anticipated Senate report, a summary of which was released on Tuesday.
The Senate Intelligence Committee compiled a 6,000-page "torture report," detailing how the CIA handled its prisoners during the so-called 'war on terror.' The report also said the tactics did not aid in locating and killing Osama bin Laden. The torture practices began during the presidency of George W. Bush, though the CIA hid its methods, the breadth of the torture programs and the effectiveness of torture from the Bush White House, according to the report.
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International are among those calling for prosecution.
You can read the full report here: http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2014/images/12/09/sscistudy1.pdf