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Friday Feedback: Waterboarding for Real


Every Friday the LA Progressive features a comment that was particularly noteworthy. This week we are featuring a comment submitted by James Dehnert commenting on William J. Astore's "The United States of Euphemism." Here's James's comment:

I have noticed that every person who has agreed to be water boarded on TV to see how bad it really is has confirmed that it is torture.

We all need to keep in mind that these folks have had a kill switch, usually something to drop, that tells the person doing the water boarding to stop. In these cases the water is slowly shaken out of a 1 gallon jug on too a clean white towel, held tight across the volunteers face.

The people that America are (lets hope with our new President we can now use the past tense) torturing do not get a kill switch. The water being poured on them probably comes on buckets or a hose. Most importantly, they don't get to go home after being tortured. Until the horrible truth comes out, I believe that these people probably get to suffer through several water boarding sessions in a week. In some case they may get several sessions in a day. Multiply that times the length of their stay and roll in the other methods of torture that are being employed, and you begin to realize the magnitude of this crime against humanity.

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