Debate rages if water boarding is torture or just an uncomfortable few seconds

Victim plunges to death at the hands of terrorists. Photo via Tumblr.
Victim plunges to death at the hands of terrorists. Photo via Tumblr.

In the wake of Senate Democrats releasing to the world a partisan report regarding U.S. government authorized enhanced interrogation techniques (EIT), to include water boarding, NBC News is reporting on Dec. 11, 2015 that due to the Dems release of the report, even the Taliban are accusing the United States of still torturing members of their terrorist organization. NBC News also made note that in the same breath the Taliban was alluding to America being evil, they also claimed responsibility for two separate terrorist bombing in the Afghan capital.

Now calling themselves by the nom de guerre of the Islamic Emirate, the Taliban took credit for a suicide bomber attack on a bus loaded with Afghan Army soldiers, but no specifics of killed or wounded was released in the attack. But film crews managed to capture images of large blood smears apparently emanating from inside the bus. While angered at alleged American torture of their confederate, the Taliban also claimed responsibility a “15 or 16-year-old” suicide bomber lighting off his bomb vest at the French Consulate’s Cultural Center in Kabul while a film on violence was being screened for a packed audience. Reportedly, four were killed, and 23 wounded.

Not only water boarding, but also being doused in cold water and “abdominal slaps” (aka: “Pink bellies“) as well as “blowing cigarette or cigar smoke into a detainee’s face” as well as “bad food” are classified as torture by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein’s Democrat-only report that was recently made public. The Taliban, however, was a key player in the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States in 2001 in which 3,000 innocent people were either roasted to death, killed by various types of explosions, or had no choice but plunge to their deaths by throwing themselves off the edge of the Twin Towers in Lower Manhattan.

For the past decade there has been a back and forth regarding the military and CIA practice of what has termed water boarding. Long used in the military’s various survival (SERE – ) schools on our own troops throughout the years, liberals have often decried the practice as a text book example of torture. Contributing writer for Playboy magazine Mike Guy volunteered to be water boarded by an anonymous government interrogator, giving most Americans their first and only viewing of what exactly a water boarding entails.