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We all know that waterboarding is torture, don't we? It was considered so in World War II, so why not now? The easy answer is, if we declare it to be torture, the Bush Administration is ipso facto guilty of war crimes. So they can't say it. In my opinion, those who deny that waterboarding is torture should be forced to endure it. That's putting your money where your mouth is.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Though the man in this article is named "Thomas Hartmann," he's a completely different guy from Air America Radio host Thom Hartmann. Just thought I'd clear that up!
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “The Legal Rights of Guantanamo Detainees” this morning, Brigadier General Thomas W. Hartmann, the legal adviser at Guantanamo Bay, repeatedly refused to call the hypothetical waterboarding of an American pilot by the Iranian military torture. “I’m not equipped to answer that question,” said Hartmann. . .
Read more (with video) at: Think Progress