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What is "Torture?"

What is “torture?” Well, lucky for us, the United States Code defines it:

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/18/2340.html

I’ve been getting numerous emails from various pro-Bush/pro-War types who’ve been accusing me of using the word “torture” too easily and that the incidents which happened at Abu Gharib Prison were not “torture,” but merely abuse.

Rather than write an answer, I was forwarded this article from Warblogging.com which basically summarizes my response:

http://www.warblogging.com/archives/000844.php#000844

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