The Decider (also known as The Fruit Cake with Missing Ingredients) has issued an order that torture should not be cruel.
Now in the entire annals of human history, this has never before been attempted. Torture traditionally has involved cruelty, excruciating cruelty and pain beyond belief. No longer. Torture is not to involve cruelty, says George, and it's up to the CIA to implement it. The Commander in Chief has spoken!
Of course the question of what exactly cruelty is, is another question. Waterboarding for example: to some it's just a horizontal face wash, an experience similar to lying under a beautiful waterfall. To others it is like drowning except drowning is fairly quick - it is not something spread over hours or days.
I suppose electrodes connected to your genitals could be considered by some to be a form of sexual gratification. To others, it might be seen as something as far removed from sexual gratification as it's possible to be.
Being stripped naked then forced to lie on top of others who are similarly undressed might be your favourite sexual fantasy. For others, it's the ultimate humiliation and is clearly torture. Humans are contrary, aren't they?
Being confronted by savage dogs, to the animal lover, is sublime. To most normal people it is a frightening experience especially if they are naked and fear for their family jewels.
And countless hours having to stand in the one position or be subjected to loud music and flashing lights for days to the masochists is like an orgasm. For most folk it is at best highly inconvenient; at worst akin to manufactured madness!
I could go on listing but I won't! George is into torture in a big way. The deliberate vagueness of his pronouncement ensures that torture will continue either in America or some exotic place where the screams of those being subjected to hideous techniques will never be heard.
For me, a great source of torture is to see George's face as he tries in vain to express himself (as well as to be reminded that he's still hanging around like a putrid smell - a bit like Howard).
Even if Bush could bray he'd make more sense!
Or is that some sense?