It was one of Cheney's euphemisms. It's someone else's too:

Mostafa Tajzadeh, Abdollah Ramezanzadeh and Mohsen Aminzadeh, all Mousavi supporters, are reported to have undergone "intensive interrogation" sessions in Tehran's notorious Evin prison since being arrested in a mass round-up of opposition figures following Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed re-election.

If you do not believe what Iranian dissidents are saying in publicly televised confessions, you should not believe a word of the "intelligence" that Cheney tortured out of his array of terror suspects.

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