Waterboarding illegal?

CIA Director Michael Hayden delivered a testimony that expressed doubt…

CIA Director Michael Hayden delivered a testimony that expressed doubt on the legality of waterboarding on Thursday, after the White House stated the specific form of torture has saved countless American lives and therefore could be used in the future.  Hayden told the House Intelligence Committee that he officially prohibited use of waterboarding in 2006, but has not used the torture tactic “just a few weeks short” of five years.  For details on this story, click here and return back to comment.

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  • Michael Archangel

    So, if waterboarding makes a terrorist uncomfortable, but saves large numbers of people from an even more uncomfortable death, we should
    shed crocodile tears for the terrorist ???

    Lets change the story a bit.. what if Michal Hayden had his family kidnapped, and he had one of the culprits in his possession who was laughing about
    what was going to happen to his family in just a short about of time… He also did not care if he lived or died (true terrorist) Would he still not consider waterboarding an option ????