I'm here to tell you, as a Brit, that the only places you will see a "sea of red flowers in the lapels of British men and women" is in rightwing enclaves like the financial district of London. Many wear white poppies as a protest over the Iraq War and belligerence in general. Many non-English Brits refuse to wear a red poppy for Remembrance Sunday simply because they are reminded of English exploitation of the Scots, Irish and Welsh as cannon fodder for their Imperial wars. Scots, for instance, make up one tenth of the British population, one third of the army and two thirds of the war dead.
"So the most urgent question has nothing to do with torture and ticking bombs. It has to do with brutal tactics that fall short -- but not far short -- of torture employed on a fishing expedition for morsels of information that might prove useful but usually don't, according to people who have worked in military intelligence."
Go read for an excellent analysis of how BushCo has warped American ethics with weasel words.