I don’t think water boarding is torture. My definition of torture is you physically harm someone by cutting them, by cutting their fingers, sticking things in their eyes, sticking their fingers in electric sockets. Water boarding is a frightening experience. But the person does not have physical damage.
As quoted in Newsday under the astonishing headline Delay promotes his vision. My friend D.C. comments: “This description is dishonest, because it leaves out the psychological component.”