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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Holy^&*# ! Charlie Brennan Wants to Water-board; Jane Mayer Says She'll Hook Him Up!

Posted By on Thu, May 7, 2009 at 11:41 AM

click to enlarge Will Charlie Brennan go to Vietnam to use one of these old-school water-boards for his torture session? Or will he find a local sponsor? - WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
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  • Will Charlie Brennan go to Vietnam to use one of these old-school water-boards for his torture session? Or will he find a local sponsor?
KMOX's morning talker Charlie Brennan hosted a segment yesterday on water-boarding, and apparently several callers said they would gladly volunteer to hit the boards to see if the interrogation technique amounts to torture.

Brennan -- not a bad interrogator himself! -- promptly got pumped by the idea of hosting such a session and phoned Jane Mayer for some advice. Mayer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals. She was Brennan's first guest today on the show.

And the first thing she said? She knows a guy who's, uh, dying to show people how water-boarding works! 

Mayer says the fellow is an instructor in the U.S. Air Force's SERE School, a military training program that teaches U.S. military how to survive tactics like water-boarding if captured by the enemy.

According to Mayer, this instructor wants people to know just how terrible and terrifying water-boarding can be.

Brennan sounded excited - as if gesturing for his producer to start lining up the potential boardees.

But Mayer said that the SERE instructor will only agree to do the deed overseas.

Stay tuned... 

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