Those "Contentious Words" At The NYT

Funny how they are not squeamish about using the term "genocide" accurately - even in a fiercely contested context. A reader asks a potent question of the NYT's editors:

Hypothetically, is there any action the Bush administration could have authorized against a detainee that you would have called "torture," despite their objection to the word?

Recall the no one disputes that several individuals were tortured to death by the US under Bush and Cheney? Would Bill Keller use the word "torture" to describe that? Not if the far right objected.