Supporters of John McCain will like this editorial in the N&O.
Maybe it’s just me, but I really don’t see how unpleasant interrogation is torture. War is not for the squeamish. Dealing with terrorists surely isn’t. And when we’re functioning in the extra-Constititutional domain of terrorists and foreign combatants, isn’t it worth making their situation unpleasant if the goal is to extract information that will save lives of Americans or innocents? Simulated drowning is scary to be sure. I didn’t like it when my older step brother sat on top of my head with a pillow (simulating suffocation), either, but I wouldn’t call it torture.