We are supposed to be the Good Guys. That means:
We shouldn't torture.
We shouldn't weasel about it when we have been torturing.
We shouldn't have secret prisons.
We shouldn't hold prisoners without charges or trials.
We shouldn't put prisoners in forbidden military bases to keep lawyers from helping them.
We shouldn't declare American citizens "enemy combatants" in order to strip their rights.
We shouldn't make a "pre-emptive" war on a country that is not even close to attacking us.
We shouldn't overthrow a government without a plan for installing a new government.
We shouldn't scorn our allies to make elective wars.
After 9/11, 2001 the world supported us and opposed the terrorists. Today, we have lost most of that support, and created more terrorists, because we did all of the above. It will take decades to undo the damage.
Today would be a good day to start being the Good Guys again.