In the prisons of Egypt, Islamic terrorism of today was born. The Egyptian government rounded up radical Islamists and tortured them in their prisons. The Egyptians felt threatened and that is how they reacted.
So a movement of religious zealots was further radicalized by torture. The result was a violent version of Islam that started spreading throughout the world.
Torture doesn't solve anything. It doesn't win a political or theological argument. It doesn't dissuade people from their beliefs. And it certainly doesn't prevent terrorism. Torture promotes terrorism.
It is Egypt and their use of torture that has brought us to the struggles we are having today. Thanks, Egypt.
And it is in the coming decades that we will see the effects of our abuse on our detainees.