Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman has built a long and distinguished career impersonating that uncle who shows up at family reunions to drink seltzer water and complain about his chillblains. Now he is holding forth on one of his most cherished causes: waterboarding.
“It is not like putting burning coals on people’s bodies. The person is in no real danger. The impact is psychological,” he told the Connecticut Post yesterday, explaining his support.
Far worse than burning coals or waterboarding is a harsh CIA interrogation method called “The Full Lieberman.” This practice, already prohibited by the Geneva Conventions and the Army Field Manual, calls for the suspect to be brought to the point of suffocation through swaddling in Vinegar Joe’s facial folds. A reported six terrorist masterminds have already died this way.
Lieberman says some waterboarding OK [Connecticut Post]