But why are we only testing water-boarding?

23 May 2009

Christopher Hitchens tried it almost a year ago and lasted all of a few seconds.

Now, right-wing radio host Erich “MancowMuller has done so again, fared no better, and come to the same conclusion: Yes, waterboarding is torture.

Sure, in the context of the debate in the United States over the interrogation techniques adopted by the previous Goerge W. Bush administration, all this “experiential journalism” makes for a fine spectacle, but how about going hungry for a few days (like in sub-Saharan Africa), facing a few bombs (Iraq, Afghanistan),living with the Taliban (Pakistan), living without a roof (everywhere), etc, to drive the point home?

Read the Alternet article: Radio host gets waterboarded

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