Candidates Debate Waterboarding

Waterboarding Middle Ages

The Republican candidates for President recently debated foreign policy. Hiding behind the “enhanced interrogation techniques” euphemism, several of the candidates embraced Waterboarding. With the crowd’s approval several of the candidates called for the reinstatement of this illegal, immoral and impractical torture technique in the “war on terror”. The lack of accountability for the use of torture during the Bush administration opens the door for future use of torture and undermines US efforts to address human rights violations abroad. How will future generations judge this folly?