Waterboarding Attorney General

The poor ignorant Arab is brought into the room with the tilting table, benches with various electric tools, a chair with straps sitting across from an inquisitor's desk, and sat down.
He can see the tilting table with his peripheral vision when another person is strapped to the table with several straps in various places. He also notices someone attach a thick cloth over the face of the person strapped to the table. Shortly he can hear labored breathing coming from the tilted table, when at the same time an inquisitor is asking him questions about where his leaders are located.
He says he has no leaders since the invasion and doesn't know where any may be. Meanwhile another person runs a pitcher of water from a tap and brings it to the tilted table and begins to slowly pour it over the cloth attached to the man's face, or sometimes a woman's face.
The inquisitor continues asking questions about hide-outs and bomb making, as the thrashing and labored breathing from the tilted table get more and more shrill.
The chair is turned slightly to the left so that he can watch the tilted table more easily. More water is drizzled onto the cloth and the body of the strapped one.
He begins to heave and horribly struggle to breathe, when he senses another Arab standing beside him--seemingly ready to take his place in the chair.
He senses he will swap positions with both men soon.
Suddenly the man on the tilted table faints and the cloth is removed. After electroshock and artificial breathing are applied, the man begins to choke and breathe. The cloth is again re-positioned.

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Submitted by Nitpickers on Fri, 11/02/2007 - 11:19am.

This method of torture was used hundreds of years ago to either convert witches, sinners, or spies, and was usually someone on a pole with a sack of rocks over deep water. Left underwater longer each time til they drowned or talked.
The bench and towel method is neater and cleaner.

Submitted by Nitpickers on Fri, 11/02/2007 - 6:35am.

There are no torture techniques currently being used that haven't been around for many, many years.
Faking a drowning (sometimes fake, sometimes it happens) has been very poplar for a long time.
If one wants to be Attorney General bad enough, he will fake no
knowledge of anything to get the job, that is my opinion.
It has nothing to do with whether or not he can legally say he is for or against obvious torture, all he has to say is he feels the same way about waterboarding as he does murder: it is wrong and hurtful to the US.
How on earth do we get into such predicaments? Maybe the Nazi ovens started the same way?

Submitted by d.smith700 on Wed, 10/31/2007 - 8:34pm.

Today the new candidate for US Attorney General said he didn't know if "waterboarding was illegal!"
Kind of like saying if it is not illegal to kill 200,000 people in general, then I'm all for it. Assuming illegal means USA illegal and I'm not involved.

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