- Torture is already quite clearly illegal under the uniform code
- You have no obligation to follow an illegal order
- you -do- have an obligation to disobey an illegal order
- you cannot be courtmartialed if you have a reasonable case that the order was illegal ( and its pretty clear torture is illegal)
from the DOD to the grunt on the line who does the torture are all knowingly breaking the law.
I am sorry but thats not right. Some one would have stood up... and that would have stopped the chain. I can't believe not a single person in the chain of command from top to bottom didn't refuse a clearly illegal order. It defies logic