John Ashcroft gave a speach at the University of Colorado. This comes from ThinkProgress.com:
Ashcroft also responded to questions from the audience. The first question came from a woman who asked if Ashcroft would be willing to be subjected to waterboarding.
“The things that I can survive, if it were necessary to do them to me, I would do,” he said.
I’m not really sure what he means by that – does he mean that if it doesn’t kill him, it’s not torture? Does he mean that he’ll try anything that doesn’t kill him? Does it mean I can torture him? I’d like that.