The Core Dump is the personal blog of Nic Lindh, a Swedish-American pixel-pusher living in Phoenix, Arizona.
[By Nic Lindh on Tuesday, 18 May 2004]
Dictionary reality check
What happened at Abu Ghraib was not abuse, it was torture. Go ahead, check the word definitions in a dictionary or why not make this easy and use Dictionary.com: abuse; torture.
The press is not doing anybody a favor by insisting on the “lesser” term.