If an agency within the U.S. military was willing to call interrogation techniques like waterboarding “torture” back in 2002, and if the International Committee of the Red Cross — tasked under the Geneva Conventions with verifying prisoners of war are treated humanely — calls such techniques torture, and if Japanese soldiers were sentenced to death for using such techniques against U.S. soldiers, then why the hell are journalists at The Washington Post still describing such techniques (when used by the American government) as merely “harsh tactics“?
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