Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Hitch gets waterboarded! 
"If this isn't torture, there is no such thing as torture."

Well, that's not quite true. One could say the same thing about tickle torture as well.

Nevertheless, though my own feelings have been ambivalent about it, I've written here that waterboarding must be considered a form of torture.

I've also written that I don't have a problem with it being used on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. They picked the fight. Tear up their networks by the roots.

Nonetheless, had Hitchens' "interrogators" used, say, a good 24 year old single malt scotch whiskey, rather than water, I suspect we'd be reading a very different essay.

Splash, out


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"Khalid Sheikh Mohammed."

But did you see the silliness of his treatment, they supposedly WB'ed him 100 times to get him to admit that they were going to buy explosives in Japan and ship them to the US.

Think about it for a minuet, wouldn't it be more likely that the opposite would be the truth, Buy in the US and ship too Japan, or anywhere?

Really if this is the best they can do, then I don't think it was worth the trouble.
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