I am an American, and my reasons for opposing the Long War are utilitarian and pragmatic rather than moralistic, but I believe this man's testimony. Yet the official line, that torture and mistreatment were and are necessary to get information, makes no sense. If I believe that a man is truely my enemy, I would go to extremes to ingratiate myself, to make him like and trust me, so that he would be unprepared and disarmed when I do strike. It also makes no sense to let him live after I have made him hate and fear me and have him completely under my control, especially if he is spiritually strong and I know I have wronged him greatly. Why would I allow him the opportunity for revenge?
Someone wants the tribes to hate and fear each other, even the followers of the same faith (for example, Sunni v. Shia, Arab v. Persian) and the followers of different prophets of the One God. Someone wants the hatred to spread and keep burning hotter and hotter. Google William Lynch Speech on keeping slaves. I first heard of William Lynch on a TV movie "Animal" with Jim Brown and Ving Rhames (I couldn't watch the whole thing because I'm kind of impatient with Hollywood "drama") but the story of Lynch was central to the movie and I wondered if it were true. It may have well been a hoax, but it reveals the truth about the ancient doctrine of Divide and Conquer, and helps to explain the dearth of African-Americans involved with tormenting prisoners.
I admit I don't know God, but I think I understand how Satan works. This man and his brothers are heros to all men of good will.