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    Friday, September 29, 2006


    Please go look at this.  This is waterboarding.  This is what the Bush administration says is not torture, and the sort of thing that Congress apparently just legalized.  And it puts us in the company of the most repressive regimes of the last century.
    Note that this board is not an American waterboard.  This is one from Cambodia, used by the Khmer Rouge.     

    Comments on "Waterboarding"


    Blogger Mr. Bebout said ... (11:25 AM, September 29, 2006) : 

    We also have the death penalty which puts us in nice company.
    For being the good guys, we suck.


    Blogger Audient said ... (11:54 AM, September 29, 2006) : 

    At least with the death penalty, we have due process. No one is executed without a trial and a series of appeals.

    There is no due process in the torture chamber. There are no due process guarantees for anyone the president determines to be an "unlawful enemy combatant" under the bills passed yesterday in the House and Senate.

    And under this new law, if the president decides in his sole discretion that by my pointing it out, I am engaged in "hostilities against the United States" then that makes me an unlawful enemy combatant, subject to indefinite detention without charges or trial.

    That's how broad the definition is.


    Anonymous Evil John said ... (2:50 PM, September 29, 2006) : 

    "if the president decides"

    He's the Decider, remember?

    Did you hear that John Yoo is going to be given the top job at the new cabinet-level Department of Rationalizations?


    Blogger Jason Sonenshein said ... (5:46 PM, September 29, 2006) : 

    Maybe we should start calling it sherrodboarding.


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