While this is no surprise, it will hopefully make it harder for the US to continue its illegal activities in Guantanamo Bay.
That the US State Department continues to deny repeated allegations is infuriating and immoral. It is widely accepted that torture and beatings are SOP in dealing with terrorism suspects and captured insurgents, and that this behaviour violates numerous international treaties and conventions.
I suspect that the neo-cons are fully aware that the means do NOT justify the ends, but that such cruel and inhumane behaviour will ensure they have an enemy to fight for many financial years to come.
Send them all hunting with Cheney I say...