Tuesday, February 05, 2008


So it's official. CIA Director General Michael Hayden has told the US Senate Intelligence Committee that waterboarding (also known as partial drowning interrogation, or, to Dick Cheney "dunking in water") was used on 3 detainees. Waterboarding is torture. Or else it's not, in which case the global understanding of what constitutes torture is officially in tatters.

It's not too late to impeach George Bush. Remember, he gets nearly 3 months in power after the election in November. That's a lot of pardoning and shredding time.

UPDATE: To its credit, National Public Radio news has developed the usage "controlled drowning, better known as waterboarding".

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