The insufferable Mancow allowed himself to be waterboarded and subsequently described it as torture.
But if you look at the video and compare it to other videos of people being waterboarded, Mancow clearly went through a Fisher-Price version of waterboarding, complete with a countdown, no gag over his mouth, and not tied to the table.
And yet he described this kiddie pool version as torture. Can you imagine how he’d describe actual waterboarding?
Adding… John Cole:
Not to diminish Mancow’s experience, but if he thought that was torture, think what the real deal must be like. You are snatched out of nowhere, flown across the world, kept awake for days on end in a freezing room with little food, woken every time you fall asleep on your metal bed, thrown against the wall with that lovely procedure known as collaring, slapped, had dogs threatening you, yelled at and beaten, and so on and so forth. That goes on for a couple weeks to soften you up, then you are dragged by multiple burly men and waterboarded repeatedly. You have no dead man’s switch like Hitchens did, you have no “safe” word to stop the process, there are no cameras and friends there to make sure you are alright. These people have been abusing you non-stop for days or weeks, for all you know this is when they finally kill you.