Thursday, February 21, 2008

The more things change,

the more they seem to remain the same. Case in point, waterboarding:

I've read of this before, so I wasn't entirely surprised to read a new article discussing the use of water torture (or what we would now call waterboarding) by the US against Philippine individuals at the turn of the 20th century. The picture is from a recent New Yorker article by Paul Kramer, The water cure: Debating torture and counterinsurgency - a century ago.

h/t Madman in the Marketplace at Marisacat's blog.

Of course, that just makes Chris Bell's latest cartoon on Fidel Castro's retirement all the more appropriate:
h/t to Chris Floyd.

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