- Handcuff you naked in a meatlocker for hours until hypothermia has been induced.
- Force you to stand in place through clubbings and kicks for hours.
- Threaten to track down your family, your children, and torture or kill them.
- And of course, tie you to a board and hold your head underwater until you believe you are drowning.
I'm embarrassed that I thought Republicans like Lindsey Graham and John McCain were going to hold out in a principaled opposition to betraying everything the USA stands for. In fact they were just grandstanding and passing the buck. George Bush's administration now has legal protection for the crimes they have committed and the ones they plan to. It's actually being called the 'torture compromise'.
Watching one of the world's biggest most inspiring democracies slip away is immeasurably sad and immeasurably terrifying.