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Unformatted text preview: PHM 2204 Fall, 2007 David Copp WATERBOARDING It is controversial in the United States whether waterboarding should be classified as torture. Let us therefore call it torture*, leaving it open whether to consider it torture. If waterboarding is torture, it is a criminal offense and it is unlawful under international law. In 1947, according to the Washington Post (10/5/06), the U.S. charged a Japanese officer with war crimes for subjecting a U.S. civilian to a form of waterboarding. Here is a link to a video that shows what waterboarding is like and that includes discussions about torture: <http://current.com/items/76347282_getting_waterboarded > A French journalist, Henri Alleg, was subjected to waterboarding and other forms of torture by French forces during the Algerian War of Independence. He described his experience in his book, The Question (1958), which was recently translated into English and published by the University of Nebraska Press. He reported (pp. 49-50) that he was He reported (pp....
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2008 for the course PHM 2204 taught by Professor Copp during the Spring '07 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '07