We already have quite a history of torture and mistreatment.
Yeah, it is indeed a bit late to be expressing concerns about damage to our image, given all the self-inflicted damage that has been done over the last handful of years, and as I duly noted earlier, truly over the last several decades. We'll collectively either wake up to that truth now or we will continue to get wake-up calls in the form of terrorist attacks, etc.
Oh, and before I forget, props to Rox Populi who has all sorts of other links to some heavy weekend reading. Peace.