So on 60 Minutes a Supreme defined 'torture' as 'not punishment', neatly eluding the cruel and unusual punishment phrase in the Constitution. In one of the rare instances of respect for him, McCain I think would disagree that torture is 'not punishment'.
We're getting pretty ugly on the redefining of terms so we can use 'enhanced interrogation' on 'enemy combatants', a term which strangely encompasses people in any country, not merely Iraq/Afghanistan.
Douglass North, RIP
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