Donald Trump Thinks Waterboarding Is AWESOME, Even If It Doesn’t Work
In his ongoing quest to be named “Worst Human Alive,” Donald Trump took a moment during a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio to extol the virtues of waterboarding, a practice which has been outlawed due to the fact that it is both ineffective and a violation of our laws here in America. If President, he would like to bring it back.
Via The Guardian:
Trump told supporters: “Would I approve waterboarding? You bet your ass I would. In a heartbeat. I would approve more than that. It works.”
The Republican frontrunner then added “… and if it doesn’t work, they deserve it anyway for what they do to us”.
Now, waterboarding doesn’t “work,” obviously. All the studies show that we ended up getting false information as a result of waterboarding, because people will say anything to make it stop. There was not a single torture plot that was thwarted as a result of a confession obtained through waterboarding.
However, I guess this is what people mean when they say, in regards to Donald Trump, that “at least he’s honest.” I mean, let’s be real here, the people who want to bring waterboarding back don’t want to bring it back because they think it’s effective — they want to do it because they enjoy the idea of waterboarding people. It makes them feel good.
It’s the same deal with the death penalty, which is also ineffective (and also way more expensive than incarcerating someone for life). The only reason we have the death penalty is because it makes a lot of people really happy. They enjoy it. They like thinking about punishing people in that way because it satisfies their own bloodlust.
Of course, Trump is not the only GOP contender who thinks waterboarding should be legal. This past September, Carly Fiorina also said that she would love to bring it back.