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Quotes are in chronological order.
Cheney endorses simulated drowning
The use of a form of torture known as waterboarding to gain information is a "no-brainer", the US vice-president, Dick Cheney, told a radio interviewer, it was reported today.
..."Would you agree a dunk in water is a no-brainer if it can save lives?" Mr Hennen asked.
"Well, it's a no-brainer for me," Mr Cheney replied. "But for a while there, I was criticised as being the vice president for torture. We don't torture. That's not what we're involved in."
Islamic State waterboards prisoners, new John Cantlie video reveals
ISLAMIC State hostages who disobeyed their captors were tortured, British hostage John Cantlie has revealed in a new propaganda video.
[...]Staring solemnly into the camera, Mr Cantlie explained how prisoners were generally “treated well” by IS.
They “read books, played recreational games and gave lectures” before they were slaughtered.
“It wasn’t a bad life,” he said. But those who “tried something stupid” were waterboarded, a technique that has been used on terror suspects by the CIA.
He said: “Some of us who tried to escape were waterboarded by our captors as Muslim prisoners are waterboarded by their American captors.”
Water is poured on to a cloth covering the prisoner’s face, causing a sensation of drowning. It can cause extreme pain, damage to the lungs and death...
The CIA Torture Details Are Appalling
BUSINESS INSIDER DEC. 9, 2014, 11:21 AM
A pair of Republican lawmakers, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), issued a joint statement on Monday criticizing the decision to release the report.
"We are concerned that this release could endanger the lives of Americans overseas, jeopardize US relations with foreign partners, potentially incite violence, create political problems for our allies, and be used as a recruitment tool for our enemies," Rubio and Risch said.
It seems a little late to be worrying about that now, dudes. But hey, they are just dunking Americans in a little water, so no biggie.