Friday, May 22, 2009

"I don't want to say this...

...[but waterboarding is] absolutely torture."

So says conservative radio host Eric "Mancow" Muller who volunteered himself for an in-studio waterboarding live on air to see what all the fuss was about with pansy liberals getting up in arms about so-called "torture."

For those of you (like me) who don't know who Muller is, he hosts a radio show out of Chicago on which he has consistently maintained that waterboarding, one of the "enhanced interrogation techniques" Dick Cheney enjoys defending, is not, in fact, torture.

"I wanted to prove it wasn't torture," said Muller.  "They cut off our heads, we put water on their face...I really thought 'I'm going to laugh this off.'"

As it turned out, the torture Muller received at the hands of a Chicago EMT was not as hilarious as expected.  

As you watch this video, keep in mind this technique of torture is being conducted in a controlled environment administered by a familiar EMT in which the victim is surrounded by his peers and is not being forced to reveal information.  And remember that the next time you hear Cheney or anyone defend this abhorrent practice, the next time you hear someone use the bastardized verbal whitewash term "enhanced interrogation technique," they are in fact ignoring, twisting, and hiding the ugly truth of the matter.  Whether they do not understand the cold logistics of waterboarding or they do and endorse it regardless of our laws, our values, our moral standing, and our respect of these fragile virtues, they are deplorable, they are corrupt, and they are dead wrong.  Waterboarding is unequivocably torture.

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