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?