• News
  • Celebrities
  • Finance
  • Crypto
  • Travel
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Others

The World’s Worst Watersport

Mike Hayden makes it official. We’ve been torturing at CIA, all under George Tenet’s watch.

The director of the Central Intelligence Agency acknowledged Tuesday that his agency had subjected three suspected al Qaida terrorists to waterboarding but said the agency hadn’t employed the tactic in almost five years.

News reports long have cited unidentified sources in claiming that the CIA had used waterboarding on suspected terrorists, but Gen. Michael Hayden’s comments before a Senate committee were the first time that a Bush administration official had confirmed it publicly.

Hayden said waterboarding had been used on Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and on two other terrorist suspects, Abu Zubayda and Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, while they were in secret CIA custody. They were sent to the U.S. military’s detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2006.

Hayden said the three were subjected to the technique, which involves pouring water over the mouth and noise to give the sensation of drowning, at a time when intelligence officials knew little about al Qaida and feared that more attacks were imminent.

"Those two realities have changed," he said.

I’ve got to go back to FBI’s Mike Rolince here. Rolince is a former FBI counterterrorism special agent, and we talked for my piece last week on CIA torture. Here’s Rolince on waterboarding from our interview:

I don’t want to say point blank that waterboarding doesn’t work, never-ever. I have no firsthand experience with it, though I’ve looked at the transcripts [of interrogations using waterboarding]. But here’s a rhetorical question. If it’s so effective, if it works so well, and if it’s strictly-speaking legal, why aren’t we doing it? Today, yesterday, last year. But we haven’t been doing it for a couple years. Why not, then? The answer is, the people who come down on on my side of the argument – "It should not be practiced" — using methods that are tried and true, we have yet to hear a good reason for not using techniques with a 100-year history of success.

Discussion & Comments (0)

    Recent Articles

    • Things You Should Know about North America

      Things You Should Know about North America

      Get to know more about North America.

    • Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Paula Seling's experience on the Eurovision stage led her to declare that "Eurovision is an unpredictable contest". Which may explain the success of the young Lena from Germany, about whom the predictions before the event did not offer much chances for victory.

    • VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      Have you ever contemplated creating a user-friendly site dedicated to sports-related free live streaming channels?

    • Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia users are able to watch thousands of videos and other contents online. XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia New is a piece of software that enables people to watch videos online without having to pay for memberships. On a graphics card, the XNXubd also provides some of the best gaming and virtual reality experiences.

    • Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      A new edition of the Video Editor Apk for xVideostudio.Video Studio has all the latest features, including support for multiple video download formats in HD, FHD, and even 4K resolutions.

    • 9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      Masturbation is a common activity for men and women. It's a natural and risk-free way to explore your body, experience pleasure, and release sexual tension.

    • Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Without having to sign up or pay anything, you can watch movies online for free with SFlix. It has more than 10,000 movies and television shows.

    • Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Collins (born May 11, 1997) is a rapper from the United States. Leray started publishing songs to SoundCloud in 2014, and in 2018 she released her breakthrough track "Huddy" as well as her first mixtape, Everythingcoz.

    • Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Are you in a bind and looking for a place to obtain free mp3 songs? Never again will you need to bother, since this article has everything necessary to obtain your solution. Download free music from MyfreeMP3.com, one of the world's most popular websites.