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WritersBlock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:46 AM
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10. It IS torture.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 05:58 AM by WritersBlock
The definition of the word in the Concise Oxford English Dictionary is

1. The action or practice of inflicting severe pain as a punishment or a forcible means of persuasion.

2. great suffering or anxiety.

I doubt that I'm able to comprehend, not being Muslim, the magnitude of the shame and anxiety felt by the men who were subjected to this treatment. This will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

This is torture.

On edit: I do see the original poster's point, and agree that it may be a PR exercise to some extent, put out in lieu of reports of physical torture occurring as well. And we probably will be hearing the downplaying spin by the RW pundits as predicted.

But it's still torture in and of itself, and that's what I was trying to point out in my post.

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