Title of the article "The Bush Administration Homicides". However, this is what so-called torture-lite leads to: When you tell people that the gloves are coming off, this is what ends up happening. Proponents of torture like to focus on the technique of waterboarding, and declare that it is a harmless form of persuasion; something akin to having your head dunked in water, or a fraternity prank. I'd like to focus on a particular part of this article in response to those who think waterboarding is only a mild interrogation enhancement technique: If waterboarding doesn't present any physical threat to a person, why would aggressive medical intervention become necessary? Why would an emergency tracheotomy be necessary? That's a pretty extreme medical procedure, only used in cases where the patient's life is in immediate danger; but if waterboarding someone is harmless, why would it even be necessary? I suspect we all know the answers. However, as this article details, waterboarding was only one of the authorized techniques. "Walling", along with confinement in small containers -- with or without insects the detainee was told were poisonous, prolonged sleep deprivation, "stress positions" (a euphemism for prolonged restraint in painful positions), long periods of standing, forced physical exhaustion, and other techniques were authorized for use on detainees. It goes without saying that when you allow people to perform those kinds of acts, some will take things a little further. Hyperthermia and hypothermia were employed. Severe beatings. At least one detainee was stuffed into a sleeping bag and beaten to death. At least one was summarily executed in the field. And to date, there are only a few people in prison for this, mostly related to the Abu Ghraib scandal; in which was obviously deemed necessary to hang "a few bad apples" out to dry because the evidence was too graphic. And one wonders why the CIA destroyed all the video they shot of "enhanced" interrogations. If they had nothing to worry about, why destroy those videos? Of course, they did have something to worry about; and didn't want those videos to ever surface in a courtroom.