Ventura decries waterboarding on ‘The View’: ‘It’s a good thing I’m not president … they would all go to jail’

Today’s guest on ABC’s “The View” was none other than former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, further discussing the use of waterboarding and the issue of torture. Actually, it was more of a debate with co-host Elisabeth Haselbeck. Haselbeck even threatens to put ‘The Body’ in a full nelson when he doesn’t agree with her view that waterboarding was needed to extract information of a terrorist plot from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Ventura strongly states that torture is illegal and should never be used.

“We only seem to waterboard Muslims,” Ventura fired back, then asking the group to name someone else that the United States has waterboarded. “It’s a good thing I’m not the president, because I would prosecute the people who did it, I would prosecute the people who ordered it, and they would all go to jail.”

Read more about why the debate over torture won’t go away and see a photo simulation of waterboarding.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by david granneman on 05/20/2009 - 11:30 pm.

    hello all
    the news is reporting 4 terrorists where arrested in new york city – they where going to bomb a snyagogue and had stinger missles to shoot down air guard aircraft. do you think we should waterboard these terrorist to potentually save american lives. if we do not waterboard these terrorists as a result americans are killed who would you hold responsible for the deaths.

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