Posts Tagged ‘America’

Waterboarding and the history of torture

Posted on: June 12th, 2010 by iainmarlow | No Comments

Torture has a long and sordid history, oscillating from being in favour (by the U.S., now, for example) to being persecuted (like when Allies convicted a Japanese soldier of waterboarding a U.S. civilian in 1947). But regardless of its nonsensical place in military strategy, it’s likely here to stay.