Abe Greenwald Supports Torture

Responding to the charge of being pro-torture, Commentary’s Abe Greenwald defends his support for the waterboard torture technique — which he calls “painless” — by insisting that “anything to which Christopher Hitchens is willing to submit himself in pursuit of a Vanity Fair article is not torture. This covers, among other things, back-waxing, exercise class, and waterboarding.”

Greenwald, of course, neglects to mention that Hitchens’ experience being waterboarded led Hitchens to conclude that “if waterboarding does not constitute torture, then there is no such thing as torture.”