The Torture Of Zubaydah

Who authorized it before the legal cover was ginned up? And what country would you think rendered a prisoner into this state:

"At times, Mr. Zubaydah, still weak from his wounds, was stripped and placed in a cell without a bunk or blankets. He stood or lay on the bare floor, sometimes with air-conditioning adjusted so that, one official said, Mr. Zubaydah seemed to turn blue."

This is America. Just a reminder.