BBC Refrains From Calling Torture "Torture"

BBC Refrains From Calling Torture "Torture"

BBC Refrains From Calling Torture "Torture"

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Nov. 9 2010 5:24 PM

BBC Refrains From Calling Torture "Torture"

It was not a crime for CIA agent Jose Rodriguez to destroy videotapes showing CIA officials torturing people, or at least it was not provably a crime, the

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Did I say "torturing"? The Washington Post says "

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." So do the

and the BBC, even though the BBC describes the tapes as showing captives "

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."



With all due respect to George W. Bush—which is to say, on this issue,

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. Waterboarding terror suspects is torturing terror suspects. Calling it "harsh interrogation" is like calling rape "unwanted advances." Even if nobody goes to jail for it.