Waterboarding is torture

Posted by Tim Ireland at July 2, 2008

Category: It's War! It's Legal! It's Lovely!

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VIDEO: Vanity Fair – On the WaterboardHow does it feel to be “aggressively interrogated”? Christopher Hitchens found out for himself, submitting to a brutal waterboarding session in an effort to understand the human cost of America’s use of harsh tactics at Guantanamo and elsewhere. VF.com has the footage.

ARTICLE: Christopher Hitchens – Believe Me, It’s Torture: You may have read by now the official lie about this treatment, which is that it “simulates” the feeling of drowning. This is not the case. You feel that you are drowning because you are drowning – or, rather, being drowned, albeit slowly and under controlled conditions and at the mercy (or otherwise) of those who are applying the pressure.

Hooray for our side. Ain’t this war on terrism a magnificent, worthy and well-conducted affair? (via)


  1. BenSix says

    You ain't seen nothin' yet:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wBkKT7aTpQ

  2. Manic says

    Bunch of evil buggers aren't they?

  3. BenSix says

    I think that they'd prefer "moderately severe in the context of national security" but evil is certainly more concise.

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