The "official lie" about waterboarding, Hitchens says, is that it "simulates the feeling of drowning". In fact, "you are drowning - or rather, being drowned".To which I would reply:
He rehearses the intellectual arguments, both for ("It's nothing compared to what they do to us") and against ("It opens a door that can't be closed"). But the Hitch's thoroughly empirical conclusion is simple. As Vanity Fair's title puts it: "Believe me, it's torture." -- The Guardian
If any member of congress would like to experience this, please let me know I still remember some of the dastardly things the dirty commies were going to do to us.
Torture it's the new black.