In a stunning admission, General David Patraeus, the head of U.S Central Command said on Friday that the U.S may have indeed violated international law.
"When we have taken steps that have violated the Geneva Conventions we rightly have been criticized, so as we move forward I think it's important to again live our values, to live the agreements that we have made in the international justice arena and to practice those," Petraeus told Fox News.
President Bush's former top man in Iraq, made the comments after being asked about the controversial torture techniques (a.k.a. "enhanced interrogation" techniques) that were employed on suspected terrorists at GITMO and abroad.
He also said that the banning of some of the more extreme tactics (such as waterboarding), had stripped away the enemies "tool", of having a moral argument against them.
The General, who earned the nickname "General Betray-us" after a controversial "MoveOn.org" ad accused him of "cooking the books" for the White House, did not mention which Geneva Convention(s) he believes may have been violated.