Monday, April 20, 2009

Waterboarding Used 266 Times on 2 Suspects

I guess I'm just weak, but I find this shocking.

The NYTs reports today that the CIA waterboarded Abu Zubaydah 83 times in August 2002 and while Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times in March 2003.

I'm confident that if a US citizen were waterboarded 83 times much less 183 times the right-wing intelligentsia -- such that it is -- and Fox News would not only call the practice torture, but would also insist on nothing less than an invasion in response.

Albert Einstein famously said that the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. What does this story tell us about the quality of our intelligence people?

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