More details of the raid which freed 41 Iraqis from an al-Qaeda torture house emerged from MNF-Iraq. "Some of the men, mostly Sunnis, had lash marks on their backs and rope burns on their wrists and ankles. Some had been held as long as four months. He said their main diet was figs and water. ... Some Shiia hostages had been held at the prison, but al Qaeda had killed them all."
I guess people under torture figure things are about as bad as they can get. But things can be worse. Things can always be worse.