Believe Me, It’s Torture

Christopher Hitchens tested his belief that waterboarding is not torture and wrote about it here: http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2008/08/hitchens200808. The Air Force this week declassified its training course on enhanced interrogation techniques, including the information that the course was a Communist Chinese torture manual used on American servicemen during the Korean War. The story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/02/us/02detain.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1215026775-I7jDEV6ekDU87c85n7fwpw. Check these things out and then let us know if you still think waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation techniques” aren’t torture.


  1. You have a way with words (but not html). Try using this to link to other material:

    link text

    Where you paste the URL between the quote marks and the title of the article (or the short word burst from the article) in place of "link text." Even though this is Google blog, it should work.

  2. Thanks for the note. I suck at HTML but occasionally manage to do something using it correctly. I'll keep at it.

  3. I greatly enjoy reading Hitchens, but the legal definition of torture does not include how he feels about it.

    Nice Blog. You're a good writer. I sympathize with your HTML issues. Even though I'm pretty tech savvy, I'm still struggling with tags myself.