Waterboarding Category

Yesterday, as expected, President Bush vetoed the Intelligence Authorization Act, which would have restricted the CIA to interrogation methods found in the Military Field Manual and outlawed without exception the use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques. In his weekly radio address, the President defended his decision as a matter of national security, saying […]

It amazes me that in today’s world, we are even debating whether waterboarding constitutes torture. As Jews, we know about torture and waterboarding far too well. As far as can be traced, waterboarding, a technique of interrogation in which the prisoner’s face is immersed in water and s/he is made to choke, feeling that s/he […]


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