From a BBC report on a torture chamber found in Iraq:
The room's likely purpose was explained later, after we had asked around the Commando for a bit, by a Royal Marine officer who had spent some time in the Balkans on UN service.
He said: "Two tyres and an electric cable is something we came across a lot in Bosnia.
"The interrogator would stand on them while prodding the captive with the live cable so his own feet were insulated from the high voltage by the rubber."
Primitive maybe, but a pretty effective and recognised form of torture in a lot of Third World countries.
But what do you know? We don't start wars to prevent this in a lot of Third World countries. We start wars to prevent this in countries that have oil. And when we start wars to prevent this in countries that don't have oil, Republicans complain.