I am going to blow a huge hole in the “waterboarding is torture” theory. For starters, here are three facts:
1. A grand total of three terrorists were waterboarded. Not one of them has died as a result.
2. Also, not one of them received any permanent physical harm as a result of being waterboarded.
3. With the information we received, we were able to find, and kill, Osama bin Laden. Yes, I give Obama partial credit for that. It was a gutsy decision, but it was still because of the interrogations we carried out.
If that’s not enough for you, consider this: there are no fewer than two cases where an American was tortured. They both died as a result.
Case No. 1: Daniel Pearl, an American reporter, was captured by terrorists and beheaded in a very slow and painful way.
Case No. 2: Terry Schiavo, who was in a vegetable-like state for several years, was taken off her feeding tube in 2005. This was a demand from her husband. She essentially starved to death. It took her two weeks to die. Two weeks!
That, my friends, is real torture. Waterboarding is not.
I double dare any liberal to prove me wrong.