It turns out waterboarding is torture after all, as brought to us by Colloquy.
I really enjoyed watching Mancow being waterboarded. I didn’t enjoy it because I wanted to see him tortured, but because I wanted to see his reaction, which was as I expected.
Waterboarding is torture. (That’s probably why some interrogators were prosecuted and convicted for the activity in the aftermath of World War II). Torture is prohibited by the Geneva Conventions. The United States committed war crimes; QED.
Mancow made a good point that if you think water-boarding is just having water poured over your face then you believe it’s no big deal – you’ll just hold your breath.
When the reason for putting the victim in a head down posture becomes painfully evident (water goes up your nose) then suddenly it’s a problem.
The ‘beauty’ of the this form of torture is that there is very little risk of killing the victim and it doesn’t leave a mark. The torturers can do it over and over and over again. Which they did.
Mancow even had the benefit of being able to stop when he chose.
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