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November 08, 2007

"We Need to Waterboard More"
Posted by Shadi Hamid

It's one thing to tacitly support torture. It's another thing to actually say outright that we should torture more, and that we should do so "publicly and proudly." I have no explanation for this. I think Ramesh Ponnuru is similarly surprised that his colleague at NR, Deroy Murdock, would say such things, but there you have it:

T]he whole point of my piece is that I AM complaining that we do NOT waterboard enough. Yes, we need to waterboard more. At the moment, waterbaording appears to have been banned by both the CIA and the Pentagon. As I say pretty directly in my piece, Bush should reinstate waterboarding publicly and proudly, and I called him deluded for thinking he would gain anything by going along with the Left and ditching waterboarding. . . .

I hope this clears up any confusion you might have had.

Confusion cleared.


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I agree. Specifically, we need to waterboard ALL those who advocate waterboarding. Immediately. Since it's legal, no problem.

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