Sunday, January 13, 2008

So, waterboarding IS torture, Mr. Intelligence Chief?

U.S. intelligence czar Mike McConnell says waterboarding would be torture if a person inhaled water or if it were used against him.

“If I had water draining into my nose, oh God, I just can’t imagine how painful! Whether it’s torture by anybody else’s definition, for me it would be torture.”

Nice to see that you take torture so personally. Beyond that, though, Big Mike won’t go, other to say there could be hell to pay:
“If it ever is determined to be torture, there will be a huge penalty to be paid for anyone engaging in it,” McConnell told The New Yorker, which published a 16,000-word article Sunday on the director of national intelligence.

Sorry, didn’t see a link online yet to the full story.