CNN Reports on Waterboarding

I spotted this unusual report on waterboarding when several big Lefty sites started complaining about it. Their complaint is that it isn’t serious enough. I have to admit, it is entertaining.

JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It’s one thing to see an animation of water boarding and another to see the real thing. Sounds like the Bush administration’s nominee for attorney general hasn’t seen a demo.MICHAEL MUKASEY, ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINEE: I don’t know what’s involved in the technique, if water boarding is torture, torture is not constitutional.

MOOS: It depends what the definition of water boarding is, but this reporter didn’t define it, he demonstrated it, on himself.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What do you have to say? What do you have to say?

MOOS: Kaj Larsen is a reporter for Current TV, Al Gore’s outfit. He used to be special ops and once had to undergo water boarding as part of military training, but this time he paid other professional interrogators.

KAJ LARSEN, REPORTER: I weaseled him down to $800.

MOOS: To waterboard him so folks could decide if it amounts to torture.

LARSEN: It start to create the sensation of drowning.

MOOS: They stuffed a rag into Larsen’s mouth. They began pouring and then the shaking began.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think he’s getting ready to say something.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You can end this now, just talk.

MOOS: Larsen’s producer actually ended it telling the interrogators to stop after 24 minutes. Normally a person breaks after two or three.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You OK?

The report leaves viewers with one impression of the technique: “What’s the big, f**kin’ deal, man?”

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~ by Gabriel Malor on November 5, 2007.

2 Responses to “CNN Reports on Waterboarding”

  1. Why is there so much talk about water boarding? Is it really worth creating hours and hours of air time on CNN discussing the subject? Are the people concerned about the subject really afraid of losing their rights? Let’s face it if your are in that position…quess what? You most likely have placed yourself there to be in that position! When you cross the street and a cop sees you, you will probably get a jaywalking ticket and I really dont believe the cops would subject you to waterboarding techniques, get my drift?
    I am not from this country originally, but I have also never felt that I have been discriminated against and never felt that any of my rights have ever been infringed on.
    Just like any good citizen however I have never committed any crimes against humanity. Now, do I really think that I wold be subjected to waterboarding in the future? I highly don’t think so.
    What happened to America on September 11th is a horrible crime. Thousands of resources have been exhausted in order to prevent such occurances to ever happen again in our own soil. Many of us should be thankful and greatful in those who have sacrified greatly, some with their own lives in
    protecting this great nation.
    What is talking about waterboarding do? What…maybe get a better Nielsen rating on TV? Well then..good for your network!
    (p.s. I’m not a Republican)

  2. are you guys saying that for protecting the state you can torment anyone on suspect of something you are not ture?

    how can you assure you are not Fabricating false evidence!

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