I replied yesterday with some Web links, but the anti-spam filter ate it. Therefore I will limit my links to the most essential items, and trust Google for the remainder.
World War II thread: Nanking Massacre; Pearl Harbor Raid 7 December 1941; German Declaration of War with the United States 11 December 1941
Clinton's attempts on Bin Laden thread: Wikipedia for Osama Bin Laden; Executive Order 13099 of August 20, 1998; Clinton's public statements
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14986702/ Clinton defends bin Laden efforts, rips host
Snopes.com "Claim: The Clinton administration failed to track down the perpetrators of several terrorist attacks against Americans. Status: False."
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,216480,00.html Clinton's Braggadocio Will Haunt U.S. in War on Terror
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A47812-2004Jun16.html Al Qaeda-Hussein Link Is Dismissed
Geneva Convention thread: Wikipedia (Fourth Geneva Convention) and the ICRC Web site at http://www.icrc.org/
Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949
"Art 85. Prisoners of war prosecuted under the laws of the Detaining Power for acts committed prior to capture shall retain, even if convicted, the benefits of the present Convention."
Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949
"Art. 4. Persons protected by the Convention are those who, at a given moment and in any manner whatsoever, find themselves, in case of a conflict or occupation, in the hands of a Party to the conflict or Occupying Power of which they are not nationals."
State Parties to the Following International Humanitarian Law and Other Related Treaties as of 5-Dec-2007
Excerpt: "GC I-IV 1949: Afghanistan 26.09.1956 Iraq 14.02.1956 USA 10.04.1975"
Iraq operational zone for terrorists:
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/middle_east_and_asia/petraeus-testimony-slides20070910.pdf 10 September 2007 - Maps and Charts to Accompany the Testimony of General Petraeus [PDF] Slides 1, 4, 10 and 11.
Department of Defense Briefing on Humane Treatment of Iraqi and U.S. POWs Under Geneva Convention
"And Article V of the Prisoner of War Convention, it specifies that if there is any doubt as to the status of a person, that person is entitled to prisoner-of-war protection until his or her status has been determined. That determination can be done by an Article 5 tribunal, which is a tribunal, set up by the military to look at the facts and circumstances of the capture and any other information. They then make a determination or recommendation. Our past practice, in Vietnam as well as in the first Gulf War, was that if at any time there remains any doubt, that person will be entitled to prisoner-of- war status."
War in which American POWs not tortured: War of 1812, over 8100 American POWs held by British at Halifax (Melville Island)
CIA Torture Thread: torture flights, interrogation techniques, "Black Sites," rendition, waterboarding, interrogation tapes,
http://www.shadowmonkey.net/articles/general/dear-senators-cia-letter-on-torture.html Dear Senators - CIA Letter on Torture
"We believe it is important to combat the hatred and vitriol espoused by Islamic extremists, but not at the expense of being viewed as a nation who justifies or excuses torture and incarceration without recourse to a judicial procedure." Signed by 11 CIA, 3 DoD, 1 FBI and 2 State Dept. employees.
A last thought for antifreedom, I mean antimedia.
I remember when America was the good guys, when we held ourselves to a higher standard and didn't have to stoop to comparisons between American torture and beheadings.