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Q.: IS WATERBOARDING TORTURE?

1. Is pizza dinner?

2. Is our children learning?

3. Does a bear shit in the woods?

4. Are you fucking kidding me?

5. You want to talk torture? I have this split lower lip that's healing really slowly and the temptation to fuck with it is maddening. That's torture.

6. Is it just me, or does waterboarding sound like something that would happen at a Disney theme park? Which, come to think of it, it just might.

7. Is zulkey sassy?

8. Only when bad people do it.

9. Is the President of the United States an asshole?

10. Only according to everyone in the world except for members of the Bush administration.

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kudaspeaks
Nov. 3rd, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
I'm waiting for the radio bloviators' dismissals:

1. Pfft. We did that in college. With beer and funnels!

2. Y'know, my wife uses that neti pot thing, pours water up her own dig-dag nose, she swears by it. How's this any different?

3. Waterboarding isn't torture. Snowboarding on the other hand...
ludickid
Nov. 3rd, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
Some of the crazies have already claimed that since elite military commandos undergo the process voluntarily, it can't possibly be torture. The importance of the word "voluntarily" there appears to have escaped them.
zulkey
Nov. 3rd, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
how did you know I love waterboarding?
ludickid
Nov. 3rd, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
Now just have Steve write some music for this and we can all retire early
Oh, Claire
Oh, Claire
Oh, Claire

They're telling me that you don't care
They're telling me that you love iced tea and combing your hair

Oh, Claire
Oh, Claire
Oh, Claire

They're telling me life isn't fair
They're telling me justice is just a stale chocolate eclair

But I know it's not true
When I last spoke to you
You were reading the news
You were really enthused
I was driving on cruise
When you gave me your views
And I picked up the clues
So I'm following you

All the way, all the way to Kuwait
Where the hotel bars stay open late
All the way, all the way to Iraq
Where your beauty is stopping the clock
All the way, all the way to Iran
Where I'll help you as much as I can
All the way, all the way to Sudan
To Japan, to Zaire, Pakistan

When I ask about torture
You laugh and say "For sure"
I don't want to force your
Beliefs any more, so

Let me take you out dancing and then waterboarding
I know it's your favorite, your secrets I'm hoarding
So I wrote you this song with its big power-chording
And I'll get royalties so I can be affording

To show you the time of your life
Just some acid, some pliers and a knife
And a Sunni insurgent's ex-wife
Oh, Claire
steve_hicken
Nov. 4th, 2007 12:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Now just have Steve write some music for this and we can all retire early
It's a hit!
zulkey
Nov. 5th, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
Re: Now just have Steve write some music for this and we can all retire early
I didn't erase the email alerting me to this comment for a while (unlike my usual compulsive deleting ways) b/c I liked having a reminder of it in my inbox so much.
merzbunny
Nov. 4th, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
What really fucking pisses me off is when the news media inevitably refer to it as a technique that "simulates drowning." See, where I come from, when the lungs fill slowly with water, cutting off vital oxygen to the brain, we call it "drowning."
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