And apparently it’s what those in the Bush Regime thought in reference to how one should administer a waterboarding,
Now I distinctly recall when all of this was discussed a couple of years ago that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a guy we have in custody who was one of the 9/11 planners, was waterboarded exactly once. It was this, they said, that underlined just how effective waterboarding is in getting information from “high value” terror targets.
The story spun back then was that when he was tortured there was a woman present to witness the act, and this was something that humiliated him. It was for that reason, the CIA claimed, that he stuck it out for a phenomenal 2 minutes.
And then was never waterboarded again. From ABC News (9/13/2007)
“Then KSM started talking, in idiomatic English he learned as a high school foreign exchange student and polished at a
college in the 1980s, sources said.” North Carolina
“‘It was an extraordinary amount of time for him to hold out,’ one former CIA officer told ABCNews.com. ‘A red-headed female supervisor was in the room when he was being water-boarded. It was humiliating to him. So he held out.’”
“‘Then he started talking, and he never stopped,’ this former officer said. KSM was never water-boarded again, and in hours and hours of conversation with his interrogators, often over a cup of tea, he poured out his soul and the murderous deeds he committed.’”
Well I guess it’s “Liar, liar pants on fire” isn’t it?
Now we find that instead of getting waterboarded only once, and this resulted in our getting tons of valuable information from a guy who became so highly motivated not to get waterboarded again, he was actually waterboarded 183 times.
In a single month.
Lies. So many lies.
Revealing to us that not only is waterboarding so NOT an effective tool of torture, but we had people who were committing these heinous acts of terrorism actually spreading anecdotal lies about how superior it is, and what great results you get from it.
Think of it. These people knew about the ineffectiveness of the tool and not only kept on doing it, but spreading bald-faced lies about it all.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Is anyone still wondering why