Tim Kennedy made a point Saturday to show that waterboarding is not torture to show his support for Trumps CIA pick. He even posted the video to Facebook. After watching the video we can definitely see where he is coming from.
Green Beret and former UFC fighter Tim Kennedy waterboarded himself on Saturday to help prove that the controversial interrogation technique is not torture amid debate on Capitol Hill about President Trump’s pick to lead the CIA.
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Kennedy said in the 41-minute video that he hoped to show that nominee Gina Haspel has been wrongly criticized for her role in “enhanced interrogation techniques” at a CIA black site.
He called Haspel an “amazing hero” who is being unfairly attacked.
More than 100 former U.S. ambassadors who served both Republican and Democratic presidents sent the Senate a letter last week opposing Haspel, saying that despite her credentials, confirming her would give authoritarian leaders around the world the license to say U.S. behavior is “no different from ours.”
Kennedy said that waterboarding is not torture and just an uncomfortable experience.
“If I can change one person’s mind
what torture is and what I would do to protect American freedom, I will do this for years.”
He later shared an excerpt from the livestream on Facebook, showing him being heavily doused in water.
“We did this yesterday for almost 45 minutes. The average pour was anywhere from 10 to 60. They wouldn’t tell me when they were going to put the towel on. They would just smash it on…
It really doesnt look like it would be that much of a terrible experience. Uncomfortable? Yes, Irritating? yes, Torture? No. It really does not appear to me anyway to fall under the definition of torture.
Here is the definition for you smart asses out there.
Torture: the action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or to force them to do or say something, or for the pleasure of the person inflicting the pain.
Tell us what you think.