John Ashcroft defended the use of waterboarding today before a House panel.
"I believe a report of waterboarding would be serious, but I do not believe it would define torture," Ashcroft said, responding to questions from Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California.Then what would define torture? I'm not even being sarcastic here. I'm serious. What would define torture if that wouldn't?
So I looked it up.
1 a: anguish of body or mind : agony b: something that causes agony or pain2: the infliction of intense pain (as from burning, crushing, or wounding) to punish, coerce, or afford sadistic pleasure3: distortion or overrefinement of a meaning or an argument : straining
So, John, as much as I hate to disagree with you, I think your definition-siting-skills are a bit rusty. You might want to think about a dictionary.
I know! We should all send John Ashcroft a dictionary with the word "torture" highlighted!!!! How appropriate!