>>So, yeah, we are way over the line into torture.
That ruling was about a U.S. citizen but it defined what is cruel and unusual.
One can argue, as the Bush administration did, that the constitution does not protect against torture for enemy combatants overseas but we can’t very argue that what we did does not meet the American definition of torture.
when prison officials had disciplined an inmate for disruptive behavior
An inmate is not a terrorist being interrogated. I think there is a big difference here.