By Ben Cohen
“If waterboarding does not constitute torture, then there is no such thing as torture”
– Christopher Hitchens, after being water boarded.
Anyone who isn’t completely appalled at this is either dead or inhuman. How the Bush cronies could claim water boarding someone 183 times in one month was not torture is simply beyond comprehension. This means that Khalid Sheik Mohammed was made to think he was going to die over six times a day for 30 days. Regardless of what he had done, this type of treatment is simply horrific. The public backlash for this should be extreme, and rightly so. In light of this, Obama should reconsider his decision not to prosecute those involved with torture, or the wound of this terrible episode in U.S history may never heal.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.