Totally breaking my own unwritten rule here, but hey, its my rule.
There are those who take great glee in the belief that those detained in Gitmo are having the screws put to them daily and that government spooks are torturing them out of some sort of order by Cheney and Bush. We'll there is no proof of that, no evidence. Yes, there is one there we water boarded, among a small handful of others. But to think Gitmo is some sort of torture complex is not being realistic. Not that anyone in this thread or here said such, but there are many that like to believe the very worse of our government and country.
Also, this order, as it is presented does not speak specifically to Gitmo detainees. Though that mat be the assumed interpretation.
More important and to my point of replying. Why give your enemy the benefit of knowing what we are willing and not willing to do when if comes to interrogations? Personally I think that is foolish. Regardless of what you may or may not believe is right and wrong, why give that information away?
You might say perception is reality and that the idea we might harm people in our custody does our country damage. We'll to be honest, I'll take a bad reputation over the events of 9/11 happening again in heart beat.
But still, why not let people believe what they might, it only matters what we really do, and there are back channels to let our allies know what we really are or are not doing to any detainees, so as to calm any concerns. So whether you torture or water board or not, why even say? I think its foolish, and naive personally.