Defining torture

While in Vietnam, the "what is torture" discussion came up once again. It seems to be an evergreen among journalists, though as you can imagine, there was not a lot of support for the Bush administration's definition in the group.

My definition is fairly simple. If you saw someone doing something to a soldier in a movie, and that act alone was enough to tell you that the perpetrator was the bad guy, then that's probably something American soldiers shouldn't be doing to anyone else.