John Ashcroft on Torture

28 11 2007

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.

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