One of the signs that war criminals acknowledge that what they are doing is wrong is their destruction of the evidence. When high officials in any government are determined to lose or destroy evidence of interrogations, it's a pretty good sign that something is awry. And the key evidence that would illustrate the torture of Zubaydah and KSM would be videos of the torture sessions. Sure enough, these were destroyed.
In 2005, while head of the Clandestine Service, [Jose A.] Rodriguez ordered that video tape recordings of two 2002 CIA interrogations be destroyed... The tapes reportedly showed two men held in CIA custody, Abu Zubaida and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, being subjected to a program of 'enhanced' interrogation techniques which included a procedure called "waterboarding". Critics allege these methods amount to torture and the tapes were evidence both protected by court order and the 9/11 Commission.
Although Rodriguez's record has come under scrutiny after it was reported that the destruction of the videotapes was allegedly in defiance of orders from then-CIA Director Porter Goss, he has never been reprimanded...
Larry C. Johnson, a former CIA analyst familiar with Rodriguez and the tapes, commented in a December 23, 2007 Sunday Times story that "(i)t looks increasingly as though the decision was made by the White House.” He also alleged it is “highly likely” that President George W. Bush saw one of the videos.