Waterboarding News

Waterboarding News

Waterboarding: “. . . an interrogation technique in which a detainee is strapped to a board and pushed underwater to make him think he might drown.” (Washington Post, Friday, January 7, 2005)


Senator John McCain reminded a Florida press conference that some Japanese were tried and hanged after World War II for waterboarding American prisoners. “There should be little doubt . . . that we consider that as torture otherwise we wouldn’t have tried and convicted Japanese for doing that . . . to Americans,” he said.

During Wednesday night’s Republican Presidential debate, Senator McCain criticized former Gov. Mitt Romney for not publicly ruling out the interrogation technique. “I would also hope that he would not want to be associated with a technique which was invented in the Spanish Inquisition, was used by Pol Pot in one of the great eras of genocide in history and is being used on Burmese monks as we speak. America is a better nation than that.” Today on the Presidential Campaign Trail, Associated Press November 29, 2007.


 “The first question came from a woman who asked if Ashcroft would be willing to be subjected to waterboarding.

‘The things that I can survive, if it were necessary to do them to me, I would do,’ he said.” Rocky Mountain News, Wednesday, November 28, 2007


“Someone in the Bush family should actually be waterboarded so they could report on it to George.  . . . I didn’t think he would do it, but I suggested Jenna be waterboarded and then she could talk about whether or not she thought it was torture.” Author Stephen King in Time, Friday, November 23, 2007.



Image by Mike Licht.



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