Jesse Ventura on Larry King

It’s drowning. It gives you the complete sensation that you are drowning. It is no good, because you — I’ll put it to you this way, you give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I’ll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders.” –Ventura on water boarding

Jesse Ventura

Crooks and Liars posted an excerpt/transcript  from Larry King’s recent interview with Jesse Ventura, a personality and politician that has intermittently inspired and exasperated me throughout his career.

Catherine MacIvor has the complete interview on “A Time for Change“.  It’s worth a look.

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3 Responses to Jesse Ventura on Larry King

  1. Dr BLT says:

    I can’t say whether waterboarding constitutes torture. I’m sure if I were the recipient, it would certainly feel like torture. But we’re dealing with terrorists who are plotting every free moment on how to destroy you, me, and both of our families. That calls for, at the very least, the type of measures introduced in this song of mine:

    Tipsy Toes
    Dr BLT
    words and music by Dr BLT copyright 2009
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    (from the CD, from Buck Owens Blvd. to Merle Haggard Drive, for more information:

  2. dailyplanetprincess says:

    Waterboarding is torture, and it seems like we live within a double standard in this country. We condemn other countries for engaging in the same behavior that we ourselves participate in, but hey, “we’re the supposed good guys” so it’s okay. Bologna…human life is human life, and those who disregard it and engage in torturous acts should pay the price for their criminal behavior.

  3. Paul Sonderman says:

    We reap what we sew. If we can’t claim the high road, we can’t (but hypocritically will, I’m sure) chastise others who choose the low road. Every time we torture is an invitation to imitate us.

    In accounts of POWs held by the Japanese in WWII, one of the things they recall with pride is knowing that their nation didn’t treat its prisoners as they were treated by our enemies. We’ve surrendered that.

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