At Abu Grahib US soldiers used female interrogators, barking police dogs and “man pyramids.” The resulting firestorm damaged US credibility in the fight to stabilize Iraq.
Compare this to al-Qaeda’s torture methods:
Some of the drawings show how to drill hands, sever limbs, drag victims behind cars, remove eyes, put a blowtorch or iron to someone’s skin, suspend a person from a ceiling and electrocute them, break limbs and restrict breath and put someone’s head in a vice.
Nasty stuff, but no surprise to anyone familiar with the terror group. When you’re doing God’s will, anything goes.