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Yes, We Did Execute Japanese Soldiers for Waterboarding American POWs

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waterboardingAn inconvenient fact, usually left out of the Torture debate.  The following article provides the details.

By Jonathan Stein | Mon April 27, 2009  Mother Jones

It stuns me that we are still having a debate, as a country, over whether or not what the Bush Administration did to detainees in the war on terror was actually torture. I would hope that this helps settle things. The fact-checking outfit called PolitiFact confirms that a McCain statement from 2007, dredged up recently by Paul Begala, is accurate:

“I forgot to mention last night that following World War II war crime trials were convened. The Japanese were tried and convicted and hung for war crimes committed against American POWs. Among those charges for which they were convicted was waterboarding,” [McCain] told reporters at a campaign event.

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Written by laudyms

September 3, 2009 at 11:50 am

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  1. This site rocks!

    Bill Bartmann

    September 4, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    • Thanks for your kind comment. Hope you visit often!

      laudyms

      September 5, 2009 at 12:08 pm


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