I was waterboarded in SERE school in 1995. The reason that's relevant is because it sets a precedent. Not only was I was waterboarded in SERE school, but also hundreds if not thousands of other Sailors and Marines have been waterboarded and have set this long established precedent that it is a safe legal technique when administered properly.
From the excerpts from "memo's" that I've read, SERE instructors passed on the same techniques to the CIA.
If it's legal to be administered on me, then how can it be ILLEGAL when administered to an enemy combatant as an interrogation technique?
Yes it may be immoral. Yes it can be of questionable strategic intelligence value. Yes it has invigorated our enemies. Maybe it should never have been used. But Illegal??? Um no.
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