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Originally posted by intrepid
Originally posted by Ferris.Bueller.II
I wonder why JFK never said anything about giving the North Vietnamese soldiers full U.S. Constitution rights and the privileges guaranteed with those rights? You would think he would've after seeing the indiscriminate torture inflicted by the U.S. in pictures like this. Funny how times change, don't they?
I doubt it as he was president for only 3 of the 16 years this war went on. It didn't really get ratcheted up until after he was dead.
A U.S. soldier in Vietnam holds down a Vietcong suspect as an interpreter pours water on his face. (Bettmann/Corbis)
The picture at the top of this column, first printed on the front page of the Sunday Washington Post on Jan. 21, 1968, pretty much illustrates his story.
The caption under the photo, credited to United Press International, reads, in full:
A U.S. soldier and South Vietnamese interpreter hold down a Vietcong suspect during questioning as another interpreter pours water on a towel covering his face. This induces a fleeting sense of suffocation and drowning meant to make him talk. The incident occurred near DaNang Jan. 17.
Originally posted by BornPatriot
ok, this is waterboarding ... then what is chinese water torture... ?