You are here

Senator: Cheney should give waterboarding a try

Senator: Cheney should give waterboarding a try 06 Apr 2014 Senator Angus King (I-ME), a member of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, says former Vice President [sic] Dick Cheney should sit on a waterboard and go through what CIA detainees went through if he does not think that the interrogation technique qualifies as torture. King made the remarks while appearing on MSNBC. "Some people called it torture. It wasn't torture," Cheney said during a visit to American University in Washington, D.C. late last month. He added that "If I would have to do it all over again, I would." "Frankly, I was stunned to hear that quote from vice president Cheney just now," King said. "If he doesn't think that was torture, I would invite him anywhere in the United States to sit in a waterboard and go through what those people went through, one of them a hundred and plus odd times."