No no no. You see, under the new liberal, "do anything to ensure we can't fight a war," definition of torture, interrogation and torture are one and the same. For example, asking a captured terrorist what he had for lunch without his lawyer present is torture,pure unadulterated torment of the highest kind. Hell, according to the left, you might as well stick him in the Iron Maiden, what is the difference?
This may be one of the most important posts on FR in a while in terms of understanding the process and successful means of doing interrogation, but you are right about the defining role of words in the media battle. The 'new speak' has blurred the lines between what is to be called 'torture,' and to our peril.