Now tell me how this is not torture, and what sort of moral authority the US has to say anything about human rights violations in other countries.
It is torture and our 'leadership' has no moral authority over anything. Sorry I don't have better news for you. I spent 10 days in solitary confinement at a private jail in Virginia. It's absolutely torture. Period. Anybody who says it is not has an agenda and they are lying. Or they are a sociopath.