WASHINGTON - In a debate yesterday about detainee treatment at Guantanamo Bay, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher cited panties eight times.

The California Republican took issue with FBI complaints about interrogation tactics. He said making suspected terrorists wear women's underwear on their heads was more like "hazing pranks from some fraternity" than torture.

"You're suggesting that the behavior of, what, panties on his head ... is unacceptable interrogation technique for a man who was involved in a conspiracy to kill tens of thousands of Americans?" Rohrabacher asked during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. *