Torture adviser has tortured in training
The Asheville Global Report had an article that i haven't heard anything about anywhere else. It turns out that an adviser for homeland security has practiced water-boarding in Navy training, and considers it torture. The story introduces the technique of water-boarding. It then covers the debate about whether it is torture and introduces the adviser who they say has embarrassed the Bush Administration. The thing I found particularly interesting was his explanation of the technique. Every other article I've read has described it as "simulated drowning." From what the adviser says it's actually a limited drowning. The lungs are filling up with water. The fact that this hasn't been widely reported otherwise is pretty disturbing, meaning journalists weren't examining the practice closely enough. The repercussions or follow-ups for this story could involve the administrations response, or even journalist's reflections on why they weren't informed as to the extent of the practice.