British author and outspoken atheist Christopher Hitchens volunteers to experience waterboarding, a technique agents use to get information out of terrorist suspects. The method is controversial because Bush and other high-ranking officials in the U.S. government insist waterboarding isn’t torture. “We don’t torture” Bush has said.
Well, Hitchens proves otherwise by his own experience. What’s interesting about this is that Hitchens has also been an apologist for Bush’s foreign policy, including the invasion of Iraq.
Believe me, it’s torture
Sure, waterboarding is torture , but there are differant degrees of torture. Some torture, especially that were used in the past, is beyond imagination it is so painful- like the torture racks and crucification of the old days. Waterboarding , while it may be physically painful to some extent, is mostly the pain of fright it seems to me. A person knows he/she is not going to die, for one thing and probably knows it won’t be something that is lengthy .WE could say the same things about the “torture’of leading naked captive Muslims around on a lease. That would be the pain of humiliation.
I think, for the most part barbaric torture is practiced seldom today, with the exception of radical ( and sometimes “moderate”)Mulsims . I’ve read enough about it and otherwise learned about it for a long time now. They set people on fire and burn them alive; they chop off arms and legs ( and sometime other places ); they shamelessly behead enemies and send their trophies to the enemy’s friends. Such things are not rare amost those people , but common.
I’m not saying Bush is right to allow waterboarding , but where is the outrage against the more extreme types of torture ? To know it still exsists in this day and age on this earth makes me want to vomit.