Former US Vice-President Dick Cheney has urged the CIA to release memos which he says show harsh interrogation techniques such as water-boarding work.
The real question - of course - is whether waterboarding or other torture methods were justified under US and international law and under any circumstances.
Don’t you think that by now, the Bush White House would have been waving any torture successes like they wave all the lies they published during the eight years?
Experts have proven in the past that torture does not really work as the tortured will confess to anything eventually.
It’s bad enough to waterboard someone once, but to waterboard one prisoner 266 times? Multiply that by the hundreds of prisoners (many innocents) and by up to 6 years. This sounds worse than the Inquisition.
And of course, all along, George W. Bush claimed, “We do not torture.”