#109! For this song, I took language directly from the torture memos. Lyrics below.
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the detainee is lying on a gurney that’s inclined at an angle: 10 to 15 degrees a cloth is placed over the detainee’s face cold water is poured on the cloth
the wet cloth creates a barrier through which it is difficult or in some cases not possible for the detainee to breathe
if the detainee makes an effort to defeat the technique by twisting his head to the side and breathing out the corner of his mouth the interrogator may cup his hands around the detainees nose and mouth in which case it would not be posible for him to breathe!
As we explained in the Section 2340A Memorandum, "pain and suffering" (as used in Section 2340) is best understood as a single concept, not distinct concepts of “pain” as distinguished from “suffering”…
The waterboard, which inflicts no pain or actual harm whatsoever,does not, in our view inflict “severe pain or suffering”. Even if one were to parse the statute more finely to treat “suffering” as a distinct concept, the waterboard could not be said to inflict severe sufering. The waterboard is simply a controlled acute episode, lacking the connotation of a protracted period of time generally given to suffering.