Thursday, November 08, 2007
NPR's Point of View
Yesterday Bob Siegel let it be known that waterboarding is either torture or an interrogation technique "depending on your point of view." NPR seems to have settled on its point of view: during the evening hourly news summary tonight I got treated to Jack Spear saying that waterboarding was "an interrogation technique" involving "controlled drowning." Dang, am I ever relieved - if I ever find myself in Gitmo or one of those dandy US black site prisons I'll just remember that being partially drowned, stripped, slapped, kicked, punched, yelled at, kept awake, deprived of bedding, clean water, and sleep, and exposed to extreme temperatures are interrogation techniques - not torture. Thanks NPR.