Hitchens after being waterboarded: ‘Believe me, it’s torture.’

In May, journalist Christopher Hitchens had himself waterboarded in order to experience “as nearly as possible what real waterboarding might be like.” Though sympathetic to those who believe that “when contrasted to actual torture, waterboarding is more like foreplay,” Hitchens ultimately concluded after being subjected to it twice that “if waterboarding does not constitute torture, then there is no such thing as torture.”


Read Hitchens’ full account here