The ombudsman explains: when other countries do it, it's torture; when the US does it, because we're not doing it for political repression, it isn't torture. Even if the techniques are identical. This is the policy of the entire MSM. Again: it isn't journalism. It's government propaganda. And they revel in it.
The New York Times has not responded in any way to my own exhaustive exposure of their identical double-standard. For the NYT, the two countries that cannot be accused of torture are Israel and the US. Surprise! Check out the post if you missed it. It goes back decades to reveal how the NYT stopped using the word "torture" for "torture" in their reporting as soon as Israel started doing it and the Bush administration later adopted the same techniques - hooding, forced nudity, hypothermia, stress positions, dietary manipulation, etc.