Monthly Archives: May 2009

Waterboarding and a civilized society

Many Americans believe the interrogation technique called “waterboarding” is torture.  And they say that civilized societies don’t torture because harsh interrogation isn’t one of the values of a civilized society.

Whether water-boarding is torture really isn’t the issue.  It is to some and it isn’t to others.  But the statement, by those who oppose waterboarding and other aggressive interrogation techniques, that civilized nations don’t do these things is  incorrect.  Continue reading