There is no excuse. We either follow our laws or we don't.
There is a system of justice that we believe in. Frankly, it s difficult for the US to present itself as the emblem of democracy when it practices a kangaroo approach to justice. The job of enemy propagandists is easier than it ought to be as they seek to paint the US as a phony democracy. When we won't even abide by our own rules of justice or international law about torture, & then do things that look like our investigation is all a farce, we begin to look like the very enemy we are fighting.