The purpose of torture in war, like rape, is total psychological dominance. When the Bush administration instigated this egregious policy Americans barely raised a peep. We had become a nation of zombies. The Bush administration understood that we Americans, and Congress in particular, had failed the test of citizenship and they would be allowed a free hand over there, and over here. America had no courage to stop them. With the TSA groping, Obama is Bush-lite, which might even be considered worse.