George W Bush/Cheney just continued the torture program of their predecessor Ronald Reagan , because like Ronald Reagan they knew they'd get away with it.
' the CIA’s top brass in the 1980s under the Reagan adminstration ,“forbade Agency officers from using the word ‘interrogation” and substituted the phrase “human resources exploitation” [HRE] in training programs for allied intelligence agencies.'
America has always taught torture to the torturers of repressive regimes. One example would be the CIA with the help of Israels Mosad , taught the Secret Police of the Shah of Iran, the fine art of intimadation, brutal repression and torture. The Shah's Secret Police favorite form of torture was the 'the blow torch', From 1957 to 1979 Iran streets would be riddled with unknown bodies with their feet burned off, tortured to death under orders of Americas ally and dictator the Shah of Iran.