The BBC reports today: US national intelligence chief Mike McConnell has said the interrogation technique of water-boarding "would be torture" if he were subjected to it.
Mr McConnell said it would also be torture if water-boarding, which involves simulated drowning, resulted in water entering a detainee's lungs. He told the New Yorker there would be a "huge penalty" for anyone using it if it was ever determined to be torture.
If it ever would be determined... What a joke. Who would determine it, Mr. McConnell, the Bush Administration??
About that 'huge penalty,' would it be 'impeachment,' for example? That, too, would be a joke; just ask Nancy Pelosi about impeachment.
Nice story, but the main suspects, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice and Bush, will skate, as usual.