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And, yes, I DO take it personally: Ted and Rudy belong to the World Wrestling Entertainment school of interrogation
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Ted and Rudy belong to the World Wrestling Entertainment school of interrogation

everytime i hear the testosterone-fueled ravings of the pull-out-their-fingernails crowd, i can't help but think of world wrestling entertainment, imho, one of the principal shapers of today's u.s. culture, from shaved heads and goatees, to head butts and floor slams...

During tonight’s presidential debates, several candidates were asked whether they would support the use of waterboarding — a technique, defined as torture by the Justice Department, that simulates drowning and makes the subject “believe his death is imminent while ideally not causing permanent physical damage.”

Both former mayor Rudy Giuliani and Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) suggested they would support using the technique. Specifically asked about waterboarding, Giuliani said he would allow “every method [interrogators] could think of and I would support them in doing it.” Tancredo later added, “I’m looking for Jack Bauer,” referencing the television character who has used torture techniques such as suffocation and electrocution on prisoners.

The audience applauded loudly after both statements.

tough talk, white boys, but don't let your mouths write checks your bodies can't cash...

p.s. i don't think it's any coincidence that jack bauer has a germanic last name...

(thanks to think progress...)

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