Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Christopher Hitchens Proves the Whiney Bitch We Always Thought He'd Be
When contrasted to actual torture, waterboarding is more like foreplay.
...if waterboarding does not constitute torture, then there is no such thing as torture.
I'm sticking with my earlier pronouncement--waterboarding for 30 seconds, not torture; waterboarding for 30 minutes, torture. Something tells me Diomedes is on (water)board with that distinction a well
Here is the key sentence to take away from Mr. Hitchens:
One used to be told—and surely with truth—that the lethal fanatics of al-Qaeda were schooled to lie, and instructed to claim that they had been tortured and maltreated whether they had been tortured and maltreated or not.
Look in the photo how little water was used. And then read again what a fuss he makes about it. Wuss doesn't begin to cover it. I am sure, however, that I'd do no better and indeed would do worse if they locked me in a tight place. Do that to Julia.