If You Think Waterboarding Isn’t Torture, Watch Christopher Hitchens Get Waterboarded
I’m seeing conservatives all over the blogs and social media sites today laughing about Donald Trump’s statement that he’d bring back waterboarding, and denying that it qualifies as “torture.” Yes, this horrible ugly debate is starting up again in the United States, where our right wing apparently never learns anything. Donald Trump is making the return of torture a part of his campaign.
So here’s the 2008 video of Christopher Hitchens voluntarily undergoing this torture, just to convince himself that it really is, without any doubt, a form of very serious torture. This is a powerful record that can’t be denied by any decent person. But sadly, I don’t expect to change the minds of any right wingers by posting this video.