Reading Lefty Blogs Can Be Torture
This waterboarding experiment being trumpeted at Democratic Undergound is roughly as dispositive as the fire-can't-weaken-steel experiment (also from the rigorous thinkers at DU) that proved George Bush, the Jews, and Roger Ailes knocked down the rabbit cages on 9/11.
Wouldn't it have been more illustrative for the investigators also to subject each other to undisputed methods of torture (car battery electrocution, bamboo shoots in the fingernails, the strappado, perhaps) to facilitate some meaningful comparison? If they'd been able to report waterboarding was as torturous as bona fide torture techniques, they'd have a much more powerful argument.
The only reason I can think of to forego such a compelling comparison (and it's a fine reason) is that few rational people would knowingly subject themselves to torture, even in the name of junk science.
Seems to me they inadvertently (but persuasively) made the counter-argument by undertaking the experiment in the first place.
Programming note: Check back later when I'll be posting a video proving that I'm not ticklish by tickling myself.
Handcrafted by Flip on October 30, 2007 |
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