Radio Host gets Waterboarded: "absolutely torture"

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by ExpectantlyIronic, May 23, 2009.

  1. ExpectantlyIronic

    ExpectantlyIronic e̳̳̺͕ͬ̓̑̂ͮͦͣ͒͒h̙ͦ̔͂?̅̂ ̾͗̑

    Conservative radio hosts gets waterboarded, and lasts six seconds before saying its torture

    It's Hannity's turn now, I think. With Olbermann offering to put up money, and Ventura offering to administer it, he best step up. Speaking of Ventura and Hannity:

    YouTube - Jesse Ventura Interview With Hannity On FOX May.18, 2009


    edit: So I just read that Olbermann already gave the $10k to Veterans Of Valor because this dude got waterboarded, so I guess that gets Hannity somewhat off the hook.
    Last edited: May 23, 2009

  2. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    mancow.... I hate that scum. He put my favorite local morning show out of business. That POS shoulda been waterboarded for longer just for payback for putting out such crap radio show over the years.

    I do agree though. I'd like to see Hannity or Rush put up on the Board and put to the test.
  3. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    You'll notice one thing interesting here. This guy who was waterboarded felt temporary discomfort and is now perfectly fine and in the same health that he was earlier. No fingers missing, no arms pulled off, no dents in his head from stoning, no scars on his back from flogging etc. Temporary discomfort without ANY long (or even short term) damage to speak of is simply not torture. People are confusing extreme interrogation with torture. Sure it's extremely uncomfortable... That's the point.

    What's next, tickling people is torture too? :lol:
  4. Bananas

    Bananas Endangered Species

    What about electrocution, Is that torture? your definition it is not.

    Torture is inflicting pain or anguish.

    I think the confusion lies at your end. Under International law waterboarding is classed as a torture technique, under the Geneva Convention waterboarding is classed as a torture technique.

    After WW2 at the Tokyo Trials many(thousands) of Japanese prison guards and officers were tried for and found guilty of torture by a US organised tribunal, the number one toture technique was waterboarding.

    For the last 100+ years waterboarding has been deemed an act of torture by the US, from the Phillipines war to more recent trails. It is interesting that as soon as soon as its the CIA who is guilty of perpetrating such an action that the classification of the action changes.

    So is it torture, was history and the laws that the US once adhered wrong? Why was it torture then, but now its merely uncomfortable?

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