And let's talk about real torture:
A Marines spokesman says that four Iraqi hostages were found during one military sweep, "beaten, handcuffed and chained to a wall." He says they are believed to be Iraqi border guards.
RAMADI, Iraq, June 18 -- Marines conducting two offensives in western Iraq on Saturday said they had killed at least 50 insurgents and freed four Iraqi captives near the Syrian border and launched a hunt for underground weapons caches along the shores of Tharthar Lake north of Baghdad.
Each of the operations involved a force of about 1,000 Marines and more than 100 Iraqi soldiers.