Director of National Intelligence McConnell: Waterboarding is torture if you do it to me

by | Jan 13, 2008 | Stress Blog | 3 comments

Washington Post:

The nation’s intelligence chief says that waterboarding “would be torture” if used against him, or if someone under interrogation was taking water into his lungs.

But Mike McConnell declined for legal reasons to say whether the technique categorically should be considered torture.

“If it ever is determined to be torture, there will be a huge penalty to be paid for anyone engaging in it,” the director of national intelligence told the New Yorker in this week’s issue, released today.

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