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Waterboarding a “needed” practice…

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on March 8, 2008


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush said Saturday he vetoed legislation that would ban the CIA from using harsh interrogation methods such as water-boarding to break suspected terrorists because it would end practices that have prevented attacks.
Waterboarding Step One
Have a look at this series of pictures – they are real. The American soldier dressed in the Orange Coverall is about to undergo a practice that George W. Bush calls a practice “that have a proven track record of keeping America safe”.
Waterboarding Step Two
It has been out-lawed by the military, but according to George W. Bush it’s to be practiced by the CIA, as “one of the most valuable tools in the war on terror…”
Waterboarding Step Three
Note that this practice may not be used on US Citizens. Not even if they are suspected of being terrorists. But then non-US citizens are not human, so why bother respecting their rights not to be “subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” UDHR Article 5.
Waterboarding Step Four
This guy, Joe Tougas, US Navy veteran, isn’t faking – it’s all real.
Waterboarding Step Five
It takes quite a while for him to recover.
Waterboarding Step Six
Then imagine that had he been “a suspected terrorist”…knowing that the moment he is sitting up it will all start over again. Death by drowning, is what it is meant to feel like. And it does.
Waterboarding Step Seven
This practice, George W. Bush claims is needed in his self-declared war on terror. The thing is, it is exclusively used on the prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay facility. How long have those prisoners been isolated from the out-side? SIX YEARS. Which means that any intelligence any of them might be able to divulge is hopelessly out-dated. Of absolutely no use…you draw the conclusion of that.
One thing’s for sure – Joe Tougas is one hell of a soldier and well worth a standing ovation.

All photos are Copyright isa e used with permission

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