Who defines torture

I've got a lot to say about Guantanamo.  Maybe I'll get to it tonight, for now, I just could not less this pass by.  This image is from today's Washingtonpost.com

Get that, "Obama has labeled torture."  This is not a matter of Obama labelling these things torture.  By common understanding, i.e., the English language, and more importantly, domestic and international law, Dick Cheney's "harsh interrogation" tactics have been considered torture and have been treated as such.  The United States has prosecuted people for doing this stuff as torture.  There's just not a debate.  Cheney is arguing that torture is okay.  Enough pretending that there's some sort of debate on whether this is torture or not in some pathetic attempt at partisan balance.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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