Oh, of course. The President's assertion that we will treat detainees humanly was double speak for 'we allow them to be abused.' According to the New York Times, the executive order signed today "allows the C.I.A. to use some interrogation methods banned for military interrogators but that the Justice Department has determined do not violate the Geneva strictures." Exactly what torture techniques we are allowing remains classified, of course, so that the citizens of the United States can feign ignorance and thereby excuse themselves.
Hope having been defeated, we may all now resume our grieving.