Lindsey Graham, apparently determined that no one is going to leave him out of the Hypocritical Moron World Record Competition, has this to say:
"At a Senate hearing this past week, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, rallied to the defense of ex-President George W. Bush’s torture techniques by implicitly endorsing the Spanish Inquisition’s brutal treatment of Jews, Muslims, Protestants and other alleged heretics from the 15th to 17th centuries.
“One of the reasons these techniques have been used for about 500 years is that they work,” Graham said on May 13...."
I like this argument, Lindsey. You know, one could add more evidence to yours. Think of all those women over the centuries that would have never confessed to being witches without a little "enhanced interrogation." Instead of having no witches at all any more, we could be constantly threatened by witches today, if it were not for these techniques, which, as an expert in torture, you know often consisted of near-drowning, just like your favorite harmless encouragement to confess.
So, Lindsay, my advice is to go with this argument. After all, the Spanish Inquisition is still looked up to as a high point in successful interrogation.