Re his essay on torture, I would like Stephen Xenakis to explain to Princetonians — in no uncertain terms and with no equivocation — exactly what he means by the word “torture,” and I would like him to give us precise examples of conduct he believes constituted torture used by interrogators in Iraq; i.e., did American interrrogators hold a cattle prod to a prisoner’s testicles or to other parts of his body; did American interrogators use pliers to remove fingernails from prisoners; did American interrogators hold a prisoner’s head in a bucket of water or in the toilet until he confessed? In short, did American interrogators physically abuse prisoners, and, if so, how?

Guy K. Stewart Jr. ’62
West Palm Beach, Fla.