Here’s another gem of a link I’ve been saving.
Sayeth the BBC:
Mr Cheney is assumed by human rights groups to have been referring to “water boarding” – a technique in which suspects are made to think that they are drowning.
Bush, of course, refusing to get into the specifics of “interrogation” techniques in use, stuck to his now comical claim that the US does not engage in torture.
At least Tony Snow, White House spokesman, had a less comical response:
“The vice-president says he was talking in general terms about a questioning program that is legal to save American lives, and he was not referring to water boarding,” he said.
Actually, wait, that’s more comical. Of course Cheney wasn’t referring to water boarding. Of course the technique he was referring to (water boarding) is legal. Of course.
Courtesy of the BBC: Bush enters Cheney ‘torture row’.