I just wish someone could get Cheney to lie down and get waterboarded! If it's not torture, then blood is not red. The Bush regime has resulted in worldwide attention to the fact that we were torturing people. Despite the Geneva Convention, Cheney and cohorts claim it kept the country safe and it was okay that they changed the rules. No one has ever proven torture works all the time. False confessions often come with pain. Think "witch hunts in Salem."
It's time we reclaim the high road and stop the practice of torture. It goes against most Americans ideals. There are many sophisticated drugs and things to get a person to talk without resorting to medieval torture. Yet Cheney defends it. I'll bet he's reincarnated from one of the torturers during the so-called Grand Inquisition in Europe!
From Donklephant ...
By Justin Gardner
Eric “Mancow” Muller is a fairly popular conservative/libertarian morning talk show host, and he didn’t think waterboarding was torture.
Witnesses said Muller thrashed on the table, and even instantly threw the toy cow he was holding as his emergency tool to signify when he wanted the experiment to stop. He only lasted 6 or 7 seconds.
“It is way worse than I thought it would be, and that’s no joke,”Mancow said, likening it to a time when he nearly drowned as a child. “It is such an odd feeling to have water poured down your nose with your head back…It was instantaneous…and I don’t want to say this: absolutely torture.”
“I wanted to prove it wasn’t torture,” Mancow said. “They cut off our heads, we put water on their face…I got voted to do this but I really thought ‘I’m going to laugh this off.’ "
This is another thing I don’t get about arguments from the right…cutting off somebody’s head is MURDER. Torture is meant to make somebody suffer physical or emotional trauma. True, it could eventually lead to murder, but it’s not the same as killing somebody.
Next up, Sean Hannity? Actually, even though he said he’d do it, I doubt he will. Because he has to know by now that he wouldn’t last very long and would literally have to lie about how he felt. Nobody can beat this technique, and especially not rich, right wing talk show hosts.
By the way, if you want to watch the video of this, go here
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