Is Water Boarding Effective? Is It a Crime?

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  1. KenH

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    Since the subject of water boarding has been in the news a lot lately, I found this information to be interesting.


    "Many CIA officials see water boarding as a poor interrogation method because it scares the prisoner so much you can't trust anything he tells you. Senator John McCain, who was tortured as a POW during the Vietnam War, says water boarding is definitely a form of torture. Human rights groups agree unanimously that "simulated drowning," causing the prisoner to believe he is about to die, is undoubtedly a form of psychological torture. The international community recognizes "mock executions" as a form of torture, and many place water boarding in that category. In 1947, a Japanese soldier who used water boarding against a U.S. citizen during World War II was sentenced to 15 years in U.S. prison for committing a war crime."

    - http://science.howstuffworks.com/water-boarding1.htm
     
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    There have been several discussions about this and torture, etc., in the Politics Forum and some are ongoing. Sorry, closing this as we are starting to get duplicate threads on different forums about the same subject matter.

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