Having a national conversation over whether waterboarding is torture seems like déjà vu all over again. But it’s come up once more because of the opposition to Gina Haspel’s nomination to head the CIA. I won’t rehash all the details of that because it was in the news all last week. I just wanted to direct you to an interesting new development:
Tim Kennedy was a Green Beret sniper in Afghanistan and is a former UFC fighter. He doesn’t believe waterboarding is torture, so to prove it, he shot a 41-minute video of himself being interrogated while being waterboarded, under the supervision of a special ops veteran.
I won’t give it away, but let’s just say that his reaction to being waterboarded didn’t change his mind about it. As of Sunday morning, the video had already racked up over 80,000 views. If you've ever wondered exactly what waterboarding it, you can read more and see it yourself at the link, although I warn you: it’s not for the squeamish.