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Christopher Hitchens gets waterboarded

Author and journalist Christopher Hitchens recently got waterboarded for a Vanity Fair article on torture:

(Click here for the Vanity Fair link if the above video isn’t working)

The moment that stands out for me is around 5.03 when he says ‘what if they’ve got the wrong guy?’

That is one of the key subjects of the recent documentary Taxi to the Dark Side, which explores how US troops interrogated and tortured an innocent Afghan taxi driver to death.

> Full article at Vanity Fair
> Find out more about waterboarding and the Military Commissions Act of 2006 at Wikipedia
> The original article at Slate which inspired his rethinking on ‘extreme interrogation’

[Link via The Guardian]

By Ambrose Heron

Editor of FILMdetail

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