Both sides are playing the semantics game here, and it's crap. It all boils down to what is torture and what isn't. Many see waterboarding as torture and many don't. So an ex-Bush official sees waterboarding as torture, woop-dee-doo. I think the bigger part of this story (the one that so many of you are missing out on) is the part about "the White House tried to collect and destroy every copy of his memo". If this is true, then that's yet another black eye against the Bush administration. But for full disclosure, this is a story from "msnbc.com staff and news service reports", so you need a truckload of salt to take it with. As we all know, msnbc.com staff don't have an agenda, didn't outwardly pull for Obama in the election and never, ever make stuff up, right?