February 27, 2008
Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Says Waterboarding is Illegal
In testimony today, the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency admitted what many of his Bush Administration colleagues will not: waterboarding is illegal. Check it out.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) asked, "General, do you believe that waterboarding is consistent with Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions?"
After pausing a moment to think, Maples replied, "No, sir, I don’t."
"Do you think it’s humane?" Levin asked.
"No, sir, I think it would go beyond that bound."