Another waterboard critic swallows hard

This just in: Simulated drowning really sucks

By Thomas Schaller
Published May 22, 2009 6:58PM (EDT)

Shocker: Dismissing waterboarding as torture is a heckuva lot harder after you've been waterboarded.

The latest epiphany comes from an Illinois talk show host named Erich "Mancow" Muller, who was chosen by his own listeners (instead of a co-host) to undergo the torture treatment so that he would be able to issue a first-hand (nose, mouth) judgment.

 "Absolutely torture," Muller declared, afterward.

Progress Illinois has more. (H/t to Josh Kalven)

Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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