George W Bush admits approving waterboarding
In a memoir due out Tuesday, Bush makes clear that he personally approved the use of that coercive technique against alleged Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheik Mohammed, an admission the human rights experts say could one day have legal consequences for him.
In theory, this could land him in a lot of trouble. In reality, he's as unlikely to face any consequences as the people who approved dropping agent orange all over South-East Asia.
For those who want to see a bit of waterboarding, here is Christopher Hitchens undergoing it. I've seen two people do it now, and it's astonishing how quickly they give up.