Politicians lied, people died.
Water-boarding is NOT torture and anyone who believes that it IS torture is either incredibly naive or incredibly stupid. The terrorists who were water-boarded were eligible for the death penalty and they are protected by neither the U.S. Constitution NOR the Geneva Convention. The Constitution protects ONLY Americans and the Geneva Convention protects ONLY uniformed soldiers fighting under their nation's flag. Terrorists hide in civilian clothes among the women and children. The only thing that they DO deserve is torture and summary execution afterward.