Waterboarding -- as a field interrogation technique -- has been used by American troops since the Spanish-American War.
According to National Public Radio, U.S. troops in the Philippines employed it over a period of decades.
Contrary to President Obama's assertions, the British used it extensively.
The U.S. also used enhanced interrogation in Vietnam.
As part of their training, American special forces and naval aviators are waterboarded as a matter of course during SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) school.
As ABC reports, Nancy Pelosi and dozens of other members and staffers of Congress were briefed repeatedly on the use of waterboarding on three high-value suspects shortly after the 9/11 attacks.
At that time, of course, there were widespread fears of biological, chemical and/or nuclear attacks on American cities among various leaders in government.
Waterboarding revealed much, as was admitted by four current and former heads of national intelligence agencies.
Put simply, the Democrat members of Congress briefed on this topic, who claim now to object to the practice, are liars -- plain and simple. They have politicized, in every way possible, the defense of this country.
My wife says we should waterboard Pelosi to get to the bottom of this.
There's a good reason for not waterboarding Pelosi, however. Any one of a number of surgical enhancements might rupture, causing severe emotional distress for the interrogators.
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