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Painting of waterboarding at Cambodia's Tuol S...

On May 15, 2011, on C-SPAN’s Q&A, Richard Miniter, author of Mastermind: The Many Faces of the 9/11 Architect, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, said he didn’t think waterboarding was torture, and had this to say about the waterboarding of KSM at 36:55:

“183 — that was the number of times the water is poured on the face. So when people say he was waterboarded 183 times, they’re being a bit cute.

If Miniter wasn’t so busy shilling for torture, he’d notice that it’s prohibited by the U.S. Constitution’s Eighth Amendment prohibition against “cruel and unusual punishments,” and as torture survivor Senator John McCain pointed out, waterboarding is torture, and was used in the Spanish Inquisition, and by Japanese officers in World WWII, some of whom were later executed by the United States for it.

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