Thursday, February 07, 2008

'Waterboarding is legal, White House says' - Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON -- The White House said Wednesday that the widely condemned interrogation technique known as waterboarding is legal and that President Bush could authorize the CIA to resume using the simulated-drowning method under extraordinary circumstances. Waterboarding refers to a practice that involves strapping down a prisoner, placing a cloth over his face and dousing him with water to simulate the sensation of drowning. The technique has been traced to the Spanish Inquisition and has been the subject of war-crimes trials dating back a century. - Los Angeles Times
Waterboarding by American soldiers during the Vietnam war.
Waterboarding is sooo 1478!


annom said...

Isn't it up to a judge to decide whether something is legal or not?

We could bring those CIA agents to The Hague and have some fun with americans. They no like!

pimp-a-lot bear said...

it's up to a jugde: The supreme Court declared it illegal 5 years ago.

I don't get the point why the white house is so aggresive about this, the last time they used was 6 years ago.

I guess it's just a message to their enemies.

annom said...

I don't really believe it's 6 years ago. They probably use it everyday and are scared it will become public.

dekus said...

They used it on terrorist in 2004, wikipedia link

cybrbeast said...

Nice post Dekus.
Annom, the US doesn't recognize The Hague and will not allow their personnel to be charged there.

annom said...

Yes, I know, that's the fun part!