24 used to be a show about a guy torturing people to get information. Now it is a show about people telling people who don't like torture that torture is awesome, without the torture. It'd be like if John McClane spent all his time in Die Hard explaining to Hans why terrorism is bad, instead of kicking the shit out of the terrorists.
It's a show with a complex. It is now a defensive, whiny show. And you're not going to believe this, but the guys who want to torture are always right and the ones who want to follow the law are dumb suits who just don't get it. Because when I turn on the tv, I want to be lectured about how awesome it is to commit war crimes.
Just fucking torture people and shut the fuck up. I like my war crimes sans the moral dilemma.