Christopher Hitchens on Waterboarding

I’ve never read a Christopher Hitchens book yet, though it is something I have often been tempted to do. Whether fairly or unfairly, in my mind at least, he has been lumped in with the aggressive atheists who, in their fundamentalists, seem no better than the religions they rail against. So far, that impression has stopped me from picking up any of his work.

On this issue though, we seem perfectly at sink. This is an interesting article about research Christopher has undertaken for his new book, where he underwent water boarding to experience what it was like.

Read on for more, as he answers the question: is waterboarding really torture?

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2008/08/hitchens200808

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