There is much discussion of the Geneva conventions this weekend. Basically, it amounts to the Bush administration trying to not be bound by the Geneva conventions.
The Bush administration treats the Geneva convention the same way Enron treated accounting rules. Not as rules to be followed but "guidelines" to be worked around.
This is what's behind the effort to more strictly define torture. If the definition is strictly defined it can then be evaded. Right now the Geneva Convention forbids "humiliating and degrading treatment" which is kind of vague and stops a lot of what the Bush administration wants to do.
Thus we have the National Security advisor on TV with: "I'm saying that nobody knows what humiliating treatment is. What does it mean?"
We know what it means. It's just right now they can't evade that requirement. They are trying to evade the requirements of the Geneva conventions so they can torture people.