A Justice Department lawyer will testify today that the DoJ has never found waterboarding to be legal under US law and that it would not be legal under current guidelines. This should be interesting testimony to watch, if you are near C-SPAN.
Updated: In today’s testimony, Steven Bradbury actualkly argued that CIA waterboarding wasn’t torture because it wasn’t the same as what the Japanese did during WWII or what the Spanish did.
I had forgotten this, I believe some of you have read it before, but a former Navy instructor describes waterboarding and how it is used. In the New Yorker, Jane Mayer investigated the ways in which survival training provided source material for interrogation techniques at Guantanamo.