Is waterboarding torture or not?

Update (Jim): Erik indeed asks the relevant question. Some video to chew on when considering that question yourself.

I’ve jumped in here only because so much has happened in the last 24 hours. First … the man the left loves to turn to (other then when he is running for President. He’s an old codger then) Senator John McCain on Face The Nation yesterday. Yes waterboarding is torture he mantians … but you cannot prosecute lawyers.


Next from Hot Air, an absolutely magnificent defense of interrogation techniques used by the CIA by Liz Cheney, daughter of the former Vice President. It’s not torture. Listen to how she repeatedly correct Norah O’Donnell on the record and stops the spin. Make sure you go there to get Allah’s take and see the entire debate. Worth it.


Here is a video of a journalist being waterboarded. Does this look like torture to you?

Regardless of whether or not you think that this is torture, this whole thing is a non-issue. George Bush and Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld and Diane Fienstein and Chris Dodd and Hank Paulson,  will not be prosecuted for any crimes that they may have committed. Was the tax law applied equally to Geithner? My take, there are 2 sets of laws in this country, one for them and one for us.



Another Journalist get waterboarded

Olberman offers $1000/sec. to Hanity for making good on his offer to be waterboarded

4 replies
  1. JMM1952
    JMM1952 says:

    The Lawyers say it is OK then the people ordered to do this "Legal" thing are prosecuted. The Lawyers are not, even though they gave approval. What's wrong with this picture?

  2. Erik Blazynski
    Erik Blazynski says:

    If  laws were broken then there should be prosecution. If other people have gotten away with it, then too bad, life is not fair.

  3. skepticalcynic
    skepticalcynic says:

    Life's not fair……hmmmm.   I think that true.  While life not being fair is a good reason to prosecute, I wonder if "life not being fair" is a good reason for being against income distribution.  I may have been born into a more fortunate family.  I may have been lucky enough to go to a good school system.  Well, I agree, too bad.  Lifes not fair. 

    Life's not fair only sounds good when it backs your side of the arguement.

  4. skepticalcynic
    skepticalcynic says:

    If that reporter was under distress when he called it off……………..God, they don't make reporters like they used to.

    Whats next?  The comfy chair??

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