5.23.2009

Trying to prove it isn’t torture, Mancow gets waterboarded and says it’s ‘absolutely torture.’

ThinkProgress also covered the hate radio host gets waterboarded story:

On his radio show this morning, “conservative libertarian” talker Erich “Mancow” Muller set out to prove that waterboarding isn’t torture by having himself waterboarded. But instead, after enduring “6 or 7 seconds” of the interrogation technique, Mancow admitted that it was “absolutely torture”:

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The New Republic’s Jonathan Chait observes, “I think the torture debate would be mighty different if more of the conservatives who scoff at waterboarding would try the same thing.” (HT: Progress Illinois)

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