Saving the American Soul
9 November, 2007
By Bryan Lower
Waterboarding is torture.
Why do we have to say those words? Why is it not obvious? Restraining a prisoner and dumping water on him to simulate the sensation of drowning is torture. It is not merely repugnant, it is immoral and should be illegal. I have to cringe when I type the words “should be illegal”. No sensible person would say otherwise, yet our new Attorney General Michel Mukasey can’t bring himself to call the practice torture.
Because America tortures. I have to write it again because I can’t believe it. America tortures.
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