Sunday, October 29, 2006

"We don't torture" is the new "I am not a crook."

Cheney confirms waterboarding

By Jonathan S. Landay
McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — Vice President Dick Cheney has confirmed U.S. interrogators subjected captured senior al-Qaida suspects to a controversial interrogation technique called waterboarding, which creates a sensation of drowning.

Cheney indicated the Bush administration doesn't regard waterboarding as torture and allows the CIA to use it. "It's a no-brainer for me," Cheney said.

Waterboarding demonstration:

From Lizzy:

The simple fact is, torture doesn't work. People will say whatever their captors want to hear, however non-true, to make them stop.

The worst part is, if it's ok for America to torture people, (which it isn't) it makes other countries believe it's perfectly fine to torture our own soldiers.

1 comment:

1138 said...

Cheney should permit himself to experience a real session of waterboarding from the position of the subject.

Then he should be required to admit things he's never done.

He wouldn't think it was such a no brainer then.