Originally Posted by BlueAngel
"But attorneys decided that waterboarding caused "no pain or actual harm whatsoever" and so did not meet the "severe pain and suffering" standard to be considered torture."
I am so thrilled that ATTORNEYS have made this decision.
Thank goodness for lawyers.
They know all.
Here's an idea.
How 'bout these attorneys undergo some waterboarding by the CIA and then get back to us regarding whether or not they stand by their decision.
The Justice department considers waterboarding to constitute a threat of imminent danger.
Obviously, one feels as though they are drowning.
There isn't any need for discussion on the subject of waterboarding.
Waterboarding meets the TORTURE criteria, because irregardless of the fact that these bone-headed attorneys find it doesn't cause any physical harm or suffering, they ARE NOT considering the psychological suffering and harm.
And, that is the POINT.
Waterboarding is torture.
Forgot you're Thorazine this morning, BlueAngel?