Friday, April 24, 2009

Waterboarding Is Torture

Keith Olbermann at his sanctimonious best. Yes: waterboarding is torture. It always has and it always will be. Getting a lawyer to write a speciously reasoned memo asserting that waterboarding is not torture does not change this fact. Sadly, this needs to be said.

Update: As usual, Andrew Sullivan forcefully argues that waterboarding is torture, and the failure of the media to speak its name as such is an abdication of their responsibilities. Money quote:
In the face of this, are there any legal decisions, judgments or trials in the last five centuries in which waterboarding has not been deemed torture? None that I am aware of. And this is not surprising. If waterboarding someone 183 times is not torture, then nothing is torture.

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