Mr. Hitchens was not tortured, as justice might suggest, for certain of his writings, or even for bogarting the Ketel One without putting a new bottle into the freezer. Rather, he willingly submitted to waterboarding in order to write about it.
His account is somewhat more colorful than that of my former colleague Dan Levin about the same experience. Dan is somewhat more . . . reserved than Hitchens.
Read it all, as they say. And prepare for the onslaught of ridicule about Hitchens and for the claims that waterboarding is nothing but the sort of frat prank you might experience at the water park.
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