"In her 45-minute speech, Ms. Feinstein gave the fullest public account of the years of back-room jousting between her committee and the C.I.A. over the agency’s detention program, and its use of secret prisons and brutal interrogation techniques like waterboarding that critics described as torture."
Surely describing torture as what it is: torture, is not limited only to "critics." Does the NYT want to argue that no one who isn't a critic, no one who supports torture, would be describing it as "torture?"
The NYT once again tries to obfuscate torture.