Have a look at the link above as to why I'm having a laugh about it.
In a nutshell, Sony produced a movie - Zero Dark Thirty - which details the capture and death of Osama bin Laden.
The members of the Senate Intelligence committee - Dianne Feinstein, Carl Levin and John McCain - insisted on Wednesday that Sony and its president and CEO, Michael Lynton, had an obligation to alter the movie and make clear that torture in the hunt for bin Laden was fiction and not based on fact.
Sony's film makers dispute this.
In their letter to Sony, the politicians said the "use of torture in the fight against terrorism did severe damage to America's values and standing that cannot be justified or expunged. It remains a stain on our national conscience. We cannot afford to go back to these dark times, and with the release of Zero Dark Thirty, the filmmakers and your production studio are perpetuating the myth that torture is effective. You have a social and moral obligation to get the facts right."
Bigelow and Boal, who won Oscars for The Hurt Locker, said the new film showed that no single method was responsible in the successful manhunt for bin Laden, and no single scene in isolation captures the total effort the movie dramatises.
How can the American people ever trust what their politicians say?
Wikileaks exposed a lot about the American Government, and here we have politicians exclaiming how virtuous the government are. The government want to disown the use of torture, which we all know happened quite extensively. Why would they want to disown it? Because it makes them look bad? Well tough luck. If you didn't treat prisoners of war in such disgusting conditions as Guantanamo Bay and use torture, there would be nothing to worry about. Geneva Convention for the fair treatment of prisoners? haha, the Yanks have never heard of that (unless it's an American prisoner held somewhere, then it's a different matter).