I love animals, but the fact that we act so quickly to protect animals, yet protests must be held to get political attention to protect humans... well... there's something seriously wrong! ~p
I don't believe there are any situations where people should be allowed to perform atrocities and never be held accountable for their actions. Although Haspel will undoubtedly argue that she was operating under that understanding, international law says otherwise. The US is signatory to hundreds of documents, agreeing not to torture prisoners of war.