Whether you define what occurred there as torture or not it was in such violation of U.S. policy that those participating in it received pretty good jail sentences.
Further, the investigation and action that followed was initiated entirely by the military, and started by an enlisted man who reported the matter to his superiors who jumped on it immediately.
The only thing the media (and Dems) had to do with it was to try to screw it up.
The only thing about the aftermath of Abu Ghraib that pissed me off is that reserve General - who looks like a man - got to walk away. She should have stripped of her rank.