In the wake of Osama bin Laden's assassination, some on the right are (rightly or wrongly) attributing that "success" to our use of waterboarding and other "harsh interrogation" methods (i.e., torture) of Islamic detainees. They speak of waterboarding as if it were a good thing.
Do they feel, then, that the U.S. was wrong in convicting and punishing several Japanese soldiers for waterboarding American and Allied prisoners during World War II?
If not, why the double standard?
(Rhetorical questions, of course.)