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Waterboarding: Gristoon.com
Right-Wing Radio Host Gets Waterboarded, and Lasts Six Seconds Before Saying It’s Torture. May 22, 2009 By John Byrne, Raw Story. Posted May 22, 2009, www.alternet.org Chicago radio host Erich “Mancow” Muller decided he’d get himself waterboarded to prove the technique wasn’t torture. It didn’t turn out that way. “Mancow,” in fact, lasted just six or seven seconds before crying foul. Apparently, the experience went pretty badly — “Witnesses said Muller thrashed on the table, and even instantly threw the toy cow he was holding as his emergency tool to signify when he wanted the experiment to stop,” according to NBC Chicago. “The average person can take this for 14 seconds,” Marine Sergeant Clay South told his audience before he was waterboarded on air. “He’s going to wiggle, he’s going to scream, he’s going to wish he never did this.” Mancow was set on a 7-foot long table with his legs elevated and his feet tied. “I wanted to prove it wasn’t torture,” Mancow said. “They cut off our heads, we put water on their face… I got voted to do this but I really thought ‘I’m going to laugh this off.’ “The upshot? “It is way worse than I thought it would be, and that’s no joke,” Mancow told listeners. “It is such an odd feeling to have water poured down your nose with your head back… It was instantaneous… and I don’t want to say this: absolutely torture.” “Absolutely. I mean that’s drowning,” he added later. “It is the feeling of drowning.” “If I knew it was gonna be this bad, I would not have done it,” he said.
NO BIG THING

Waterboarding?
Ain’t no big thing……
[Aw, the things we do,
to make folks “sing” –]

It’s always wrong
and never right,
to hurt someone
to bring to light

the secrets that
they strive to keep;
depriving them of
food or sleep –

It doesn’t work,
the experts say –
I wouldn’t know –
then or today

I couldn’t do
what they would ask ~
and think less of the
ones whose task

it is to choke the bloke
who’s on the slab,
to strangle him,
to make him blab.

In righteous anger, we protest
the harming of our
own loved ones, and bring
our mighty power

To bear, to punish those
who torture us ~
We rant and rave
and carry signs

of indignation here
Do not harm
the ones that
we hold dear!

Well, think of this
my righteous one…
this boarded man
is someone’s son ~

It’s cruelty
personified
to drown someone
until they’ve died

or broken bones
or sinews snap
and muscles strain
against the strap……

Some will say that
I’m naive
That’s all ok ~
What they believe ~

To me, it’s simple.
It just will not do.
What I don’t want done to mine,
I don’t want done to you.