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Posted on Sep 20, 2006
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The USA show “The 4400” featured this dramatized depiction of “waterboarding,” in which victims are made to feel as though they are drowning. Andrew Sullivan says it’s time to look at what our government is doing and call it by its proper name.


Andrew Sullivan:

The clip lasts around 30 seconds. Most victims apparently do not last that long. If you believe that what you are watching is “severe mental or physical pain or suffering,” then it is torture under U.S. law, and the U.N. Treaty.

... At this moment in history, let us at least look at what is being done by the government; and call it by its proper name.

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By Lance, September 22, 2006 at 3:56 am Link to this comment
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How ironic. 

Just last night my wife and I agreed that instead of phony-ass Senators huddling up with Bush toadies in private to determine just how much torture is peachie keen for America, we ought instead to have a video produced which demonstrates exactly the specific torture methods Bush thinks ought to be perpetrated in the name of American liberty and democracy and freedom and all that neo-con HORSESHIT.  Let all of us see exactly what methods our homoerotic voyeur president gets off on, and then we can vote to tell him that if he wants to stick baseball bats up his own ass or Cheney’s ass that would be fine with us, but we’d prefer he not do it to other people in our name, thanks very much.  We still think American values are worth preserving, even if it makes police work a little tougher and les..well…you know…fun.

Where do you THINK the video went to?  Don’t be nieve.

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By tomack, September 21, 2006 at 1:39 pm Link to this comment
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It was only recently removed, and we all know (suspect) exactly why—considering what’s in the news lately. I have searched for it extensively elsewhere with no luck. My friend watched it prior to its “censoring”, and said, “Good people would be shocked and call it torture. Bad people would turn a blind eye.”

Simply put.

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By Crystal, September 20, 2006 at 2:04 pm Link to this comment
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It looks like the video was removed from YouTube! Interesting…

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By Howard Mandel, September 20, 2006 at 1:41 pm Link to this comment
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“This video has been removed due to terms of use violation” according to YouTube.

Does anybody know where else this may have been posted?

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