What to Do About Waterboarding

Taylor Jr., Stuart
March 2008
National Journal;3/1/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 9, p11
The author reflects on the legal premise of waterboarding as a form of torture. He suggests that the U.S. government should focus on amending the law to prevent future abuse of waterboarding and other repugnant techniques of torture. He analyzes whether waterboarding inflicts severe physical pain or suffering. He asserts that the presidential candidates should move beyond rhetorical posturing about torture and specify what legislation they will propose if elected.


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