"This government does not torture people," the president said.This position is untenable.
White House press secretary said those briefed on Capitol Hill "are satisfied that the policy of the United States and the practices do not constitute torture." She refused to define, however, what would be considered torture, or off-limits, in interrogations.
If they're saying categorically they don't torture they need to define torture. Saying , "We don't torture, but we won't tell you what exactly that means" is the same as saying nothing.
They'd be better off with "no comment."