It’s a bit of an appeal to raw emotions and really doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t suspect before, but here is a headline from the Washington Post:
Captives held by Islamic State were waterboarded
Are you shocked that those Muslim savages would dare to mistreat and torture our American citizens? Consider a statement made in the article By Adam Goldman and Julie Tate:
Waterboarding was one of the interrogation techniques adopted by the CIA and sanctioned by the Justice Department when the agency opened a series of secret overseas prisons to question captured terrorism suspects.
James Foley was among the four who were waterboarded several times by Islamic State militants who appeared to model the technique on the CIA’s use of waterboarding to interrogate suspected terrorists after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Gee, is this another example of American Exceptionalism? Now we have the reputation of being the true experts in torture. Thank you, Dick Cheney.
Read the entire article at the Washington Post site and listen to what John McCain had to say about waterboarding in one of his more lucid moments in the past. Note the historical reference: McCain should know, he’s old enough.