I really guess I shouldn't be surprised that the mainstream media has trouble understanding the definition of terrorism.
After all, a lot of our government officals and voting citizens don't know what torture looks like.
Just keep repeating to yourselves that good ole right-wing mantra:
It ain't torture; but even if it was torture, they'd deserve it. We'd never do this to someone who didn't deserve it, even though it ain't torture, and is a perfectly legitimate way to extract information from a suspect.