Waterboarding Was Defined As A War Crime In 1947

From The Washington Post.

Twenty-one years earlier, in 1947, the United States charged a Japanese officer, Yukio Asano, with war crimes for carrying out another form of waterboarding on a U.S. civilian. The subject was strapped on a stretcher that was tilted so that his feet were in the air and head near the floor, and small amounts of water were poured over his face, leaving him gasping for air until he agreed to talk.

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  1. Gay Repressed Republican says:

    Welcome to the Terrordome

  2. The US decided the ‘water cure’ was banned procedure back in 1902 dude. The Lodge committee investigated US atrocities in the Philippenes… it’s all here if you want=
    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Secretary_Root's_Record:%22Marked_Severities%22_in_Philippine_Warfare
    history has a habit of repeating itself. good reason to read war histories. things are less surprising.

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