Torture, according to the 1984 United Nations Convention Against Torture, is:
...any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him, or a third person, information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in, or incidental to, lawful sanctions. --UN Convention Against Torture
Take a look at the list of approved interrogation techniques and imagine that happened to your son. If you can honestly tell me if he was waterboarded 183 times in 5 session, and subjected to the rest of those techniques (hypothermia, standing in stress position for 40 hours, etc.) that he wasn't tortured, he was just subjected to legitimate interrogation techniques, then you are a different man that I am.Do you have a credible source for this information?
Change that "EIT" to torture and I agree. No need to pretend it's something different.They could be killed, as is being done now, but that way they give up less information. While EIT may be harsh, the victim will still be alive after he tells what the interrogators want to know.
I am suspicious those who don't want our country to abandon everything I thought it stood for.Actually about 65% of Americans support EIT and I remain suspicious of those who don't.