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October 25, 2006

A Dunk In Water

Q Would you agree a dunk in water is a no-brainer if it can save lives?

THE VICE PRESIDENT: It's a no-brainer for me, but for a while there, I was criticized as being the Vice President "for torture." We don't torture. That's not what we're involved in. We live up to our obligations in international treaties that we're party to and so forth.
Interview of the Vice President by Scott Hennen, WDAY at Radio Day at the White House, October 24, 2006

Defendant: Asano, Yukio
Docket Date: 53/ May 1 - 28, 1947, Yokohama, Japan
Charge: Violation of the Laws and Customs of War: 1. Did willfully and unlawfully mistreat and torture PWs. 2. Did unlawfully take and convert to his own use Red Cross packages and supplies intended for PWs.
Specifications:beating using hands, fists, club; kicking; water torture; burning using cigarettes; strapping on a stretcher head downward
Verdict: 15 years CHL
Yokohama Class B and C War Crimes Trials (emphasis added)

Posted by b on October 25, 2006 at 18:46 UTC | Permalink


I wonder if the Third Reich had these kind of field days with the boys from the Propaganda Ministry -- fun times in the Tiergarten, I bet.

Posted by: billmon | Oct 25 2006 19:00 utc | 1

My mom used to dunk me in the water all the time and I turned out OK. I don't know what everybody else's problem is?


Posted by: Max Andersen | Oct 25 2006 21:52 utc | 2

Dunk in the water. Like baptism. We're doing those bastards a favor, saving their souls. Grrrrrr

Posted by: mats | Oct 25 2006 22:03 utc | 3

it's a slap on the wrist

Posted by: annie | Oct 25 2006 22:39 utc | 4

Oh, what a surprise! Cheney done punked McCain.

Posted by: Dick Durata | Oct 25 2006 23:14 utc | 5

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