05/12/11 Tortured Logic
The most controversial is waterboarding. The declassified Top Secret memo detailing all 10 enhanced interrogation techniques is on our website.
Critics have called it “torture.” It’s no such thing. Navy pilot Ken Kropkowski has been waterboarded three times, “Waterboarding is so temporary, it’s so quick . . . There’s no pain actually so I don’t see how you can equate that with torture . . . There’s no real trauma, there’s no real lasting effect.”
Kropkowski is one of thousands – yes, thousands – of military personnel – men and women – who have been waterboarded during survival training. CIA interrogators learned waterboarding from the military.
Only three terrorist detainees were ever waterboarded. It’s okay for servicemen and women but not terrorists?
The White House is merely playing politics with American security.