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SaintStephen's Avatar Jump to comment 23 by SaintStephen

Thanks! Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while.

The other obvious point that Thiessen ignored was the fact that Hitchens knew he wouldn't be killed by the men who administered his waterboarding. He could "tap out" at any time he wished.

Precious few others are allowed this privilege, and therein lies the main flaw in Thiessen's argument. If Hitchens had no say at all in how the test was conducted, meaning either its length in time, or the identity and state of mind (sanity?) of the men restraining him and pouring water down his throat, I dare say he wouldn't have volunteered so readily.

Thiessen's argument is thus an epic fail. A Hoover Fellow, merely posturing for the camera. Pathetic.

Sun, 21 Feb 2010 06:08:00 UTC | #442706