” A Pale Green Mermaid Blog “
Let’s look at some historical data concerning the technique of what is referred to in the modern world as, waterboarding.
Waterboarding is a form of torture that consists of immobilizing the victim on his or her back with the head inclined downwards, and then pouring water over the face and into the breathing passages.
By forced suffocation and inhalation of water, the subject experiences drowning and is caused to believe they are about to die. It is considered a form of torture by legal experts, politicians, war veterans,,medical experts in the treatment of torture victims , intelligence officials, military judges, and human rights organizations.
It can cause extreme pain, dry drowning, damage to lungs, brain damage from oxygen deprivation, other physical injuries including broken bones due to struggling against restraints, lasting psychological damage or, ultimately, death.
Adverse physical consequences can start manifesting months after the event; psychological effects can last for years. FROM WIKIPEDIA
This a painting by a former prisoner,
George Washington said in 1775,
“Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any [prisoner]. . . I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and exemplary punishment as the enormity of the crime may require. Should it extend to death itself, it will not be disproportional to its guilt at such a time and in such a cause… for by such conduct they bring shame, disgrace and ruin to themselves and their country.”
— George Washington, charge to the Northern Expeditionary Force, Sept. 14, 1775
Torture does not work and it is un-american.
Write congress and ask for a full investigation of how and why this technique was legalized by the Bush administration.
Note ; www.Congress.org