"The Bush administration policy is against torture of any kind; it's prohibited by federal criminal law. ... The debate is whether you can use interrogation methods that are short of torture. Some who have been critical of the Bush administration have confused torture with cruel, inhumane treatment."
Apparently this lawyer, who wrote substantial portions of the PARANOIA Act, is implying that though torture is not acceptable, cruel, inhumane treatment is fine. I admit that this may be the quote making less sense out of context, so I invite Mr. Yoo to clarify his meaning.