When waterboarding was a crime

Salon
by Joan Walsh

11/04/07

Ever get the feeling the debate about waterboarding is surreal, that most people have to realize that it’s torture, and that it’s illegal? So does Evan Wallach, a former judge advocate general in the Nevada National Guard, who has a must-read Op-Ed in the Washington Post Sunday. Wallach recalls a time when U.S. military leaders knew waterboarding was torture — when they prosecuted and convicted Japanese soldiers for waterboarding American prisoners of war after World War II, during the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, known as the Tokyo War Crimes Trials...

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