Ann Coulter Compares Waterboarding to Punishing Small Children

After months of relative silence, Ann Coulter resurfaced on CNN’s Larry King Live tonight, Coulter claimed that all normal people who have ever had a sibling, been through a fraternity hazing, or been on a sports team or misbehaved with small children have experienced waterboarding. Um Ann, waterboarding children would be child abuse.

Here is the video courtesy of Media Matters:

Coulter said, “I am with all normal people who have ever had an older sibling, who have been through a fraternity hazing, who have been on a sports team, or who have misbehaved with small children. Nothing we did is in the same universe as torture…I actually read the memos and it’s comical and a little disturbing that even Dick Cheney was such a wuss.”

Let me see if I understand this, but is Coulter endorsing waterboarding small children who misbehave. I think that is called child abuse, and is a crime. I also am fairly certain that no matter how out of control sports team, or fraternity hazing gets, it doesn’t involve waterboarding. If Coulter has an older sibling that waterboarded her when she was a child that would explain a great deal.
The problem is that no matter how she tries to spin it waterboarding is not normal societal behavior in the United States.

What does it say about the state of the Republican Party when Ann Coulter is on television claiming that Dick Cheney’s stance on torture is soft? Coulter wants to live in the delusion that the United States never tortured, but the Geneva Conventions beg to differ. Every time Republicans defend torture, they help the Democratic cause, so keep it up guys. You’re doing great.

30 Replies to “Ann Coulter Compares Waterboarding to Punishing Small Children”

  1. Your comment makes no sense, and I suggest that you check out the numerous videos of people being waterboarded. Yes, we do know how the waterboarding was done, so your point doesn’t hold water, to use a pun.

  2. Cindy’s right. The way we did it was not torture.

    Because we didn’t really use REAL water. Also, we didn’t really ACTUALLY pour water down their noses. And those weren’t REAL noses anyway. And those guys weren’t really gagging or chocking. Those evil terrorists…they’re really good at pretending to look and sound like they’re drowning.

    Oh, and those towels weren’t really wet. And they didn’t really stick to the detainees faces. Because terrorists don’t have REAL faces.

    Let’s face it, Cindy is absolutely right. There was no torture because terrorists don’t really have REAL lungs. Of course they weren’t really drowning.

    Therefore, no torture.

    I think one thing we call clearly agree on: the way Cindy tried to argue her point was not in any way intelligent.

  3. Something that is extremely painful, frightening and stressful and your breath is shut off and you believe are going to die, yes, I’d call that torture, both psychological and physical. Psychiatrists and the dictionary would agree. On the other hand, eminent experts like Ann Coulter disagree because it’s something she’d do to little kids if she had them and they misbehaved. It’s a very good thing she cannot have children. She should never be allowed within a 50-foot radius of any child.

  4. Is it even a surprise that this freako would say that? honestly, its her job, say whatever and laugh and look confident. I can imagine her laughing at someone who argues with her that the tooth fairy is not real. She is not even good at it, she looks like an idiot as she tries to divert listeners attention from the real issue to something she calls ridiculous.

    If someone doesn’t believe that waterboarding is torture than they should show us how harmless it is and subject themselves to it. Show us all how big of a joke it is to have your nasal passage filled with water and have no air in your lungs to push the water out. Wouldn’t that put this whole issue to bed?

    Come on Newt, Cheney, Rove, Coulter… time to put your money where your mouth is.

  5. I was once a small, disobedient child AND I had older siblings whom I pestered. My parents never tortured me. They never waterboarded me. Neither did my siblings.
    Someone should waterboard Ann Coulter just to give her that exhilarating experience. No doubt it would take her back to her own childhood.

  6. Remember her argument when she was intrerviewed by Mr Deutsch? “That’s not like what I saw on Seinfeld. So, you’re lying.” This is not the reasoning of a serious-minded person. She is a clown. A successful clown, who makes a lot of money being a clown. But a clown.

  7. For you Dem Wits who can’t figure out what Ann was saying…. your comments are stupid.   I am in favor of Waterboarding or any other torture techniqe if it saves American lives.  Do you forget that the information gained from use of this technique stopped other TERRORIST ATTACKS!  That is a fact!  How many more Americans would you like to die before you believe waterboarding served an important purpose!  Most Americans believe 3,000+ was enough.  Would you be in favor of waterboarding if you lost family in the 9/11 Terrorist Act (a.k.a.  HUMAN CAUSED DISASTER) as our precious Obammie and the left Wing DEM WITS like to call them.  When the Terrorist attack us again…. and they will, I hope some of the people responsible for the weakness of our Great Country get a big taste of it.  And for you dumba$$ people who thought Ann meant she literally waterboarded her siblings…. get a freaking grip… and a little bit of education would’nt hurt either.  Remember the little angel terrorist walked away from the waterboarding…. the innocent Americans in the Twin Towers did not… they are gone forever while the precious terrorist are free to do as they please because people like you!!!

  8. Even when Churchill was facing Nazi Germany, he did not allow torture. After WWII we hanged Japanese soldiers for waterboarding Americans. Waterboarding has not stopped any terrorist attacks either. None that have been reported at least. The information concerning the plot in LA was gotten before the advanced interrogation techniques.
    In fact if you do some research you will find that the most fruitful interrogators never used any means of torture. They got more info over a steak dinner.
    As far as making this a political issue, Dems or Repubs both need to be held accountable.
    The jury is not out on this, so please refrain from insulting the opposition. None of us know what really happaned. The left wing seems to have evidence suggesting that waterboarding was used to get detainees to say that Saddam was involved in 9-11. What is your news source, why is it “better/”

  9. But stupid and liberal do go hand- in- hand. I bet most of you DEM WITS think “life is like a bix of chocolates”. If Americans wish to enforce a “No Torture” rule then we could start by putting a stop to all the STUPID PEOPLE from sharing their thoughts!!! I believe a minimum IQ should be required before you are allowed tell people what you think!!! Because quite frankly I think waterboarding would be more pleasant!! Hey that is a novel idea… why don’t America put the Liberals in with the terrorist and let the terrorist choose…. converse with a Liberal Dem Wit or get waterboarded!!!! LOL.

  10. Full of it! She is a fountain of lies and misdirection, and she makes a lot of money by doing so.

  11. Fact is I have an absolute dislike for our Government. We will never know the truth about anything. They are never held accountable for their lies and when the Left and Right stories a not in sync… both sides just tell their story louder and more often… neither side ever proves anything and the people never know which side (who) is lying. I don’t care that our government waterboarded a freaking terrorist and I don’t even care if they did it for poots and giggles while intoxicated… I just do not want America to look weak and unprepared to our enemies. America does have enemies and I am sickened by the fact that Obammie wants to play footsy with them and tries to convince us the world would be a better place if we would do the same.

  12. Chris Hitchens, wanting to know if it was torture or just annoying, put his money where his mouth was and had it done to him. Coulter should do no less before making stupid comments about it.

  13. While training for my service in Vietnam I was waterboarded. It was a shocking, frightful experience, but I never considered it to be torture then and I still do not consider it to be torture. It was a very unpleasant experience and I would do everything in my power to avoid repeating the experience but scheming and maneuvering to avoid something unpleasant does not automatically qualify it as torture. If that were the case April 15 would be known as National Torture Day.

  14. So it wouldn’t be an issue with you if our soldiers were waterboarded after being captured by the enemy? The Japanese that were tried and hung for doing it to American soldiers in WWII were run down by a kangaroo court? We owe their families an apology?

  15. “Geneva Convention rules do not apply to terrorists, only to regular army personel.”

    Fine, then how about the “UN CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT” to which this nation was a signatory and which has since been ratified by Congress?

    At least it seems you don’t dispute the fact we used torture, you just attempt to justify the torture by claiming the “detainees” are afforded no protection under the Geneva Conventions. Well maybe THAT document pertains ONLY to soldiers in uniform, but the UN Convention Against Torture quite clearly DOES include the “detainees” or any other half a$$ed word is now PC.

    Not only does the UN Convention cover HUMANS regardless of their Polictically Correct designation, it is also VERY CLEAR in what actions are forbidden… waterboarding DEFINITELY falls into the torture catagory regardless of any particular persons feelings of what THEY feel constitutes torture.

  16. “While training for my service in Vietnam I was waterboarded. It was a shocking, frightful experience, but I never considered it to be torture then and I still do not consider it to be torture.”


    You were in TRAINING, yet you felt it was a “shocking, frightful experience” that you KNEW would not harm you… how about having an absolute KNOWN hostile enemy do it to you without knowing if they might just say “oops, our bad” and you have no idea how long it will last if you do manage to survive!?!

    Just multiply YOUR “shocking, frightful experience” one thousand times over with ABSLOUTELY NO guarantee you will survive because THIS is NOT training, this would be the real deal to see just how long you can really hold your breath without knowing if that will be your last breath!

  17. The States Parties to this Convention,
    Considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations,
    recognition of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of
    freedom, justice and peace in the world, Recognizing that those rights derive from the inherent dignity of the human person, Considering the obligation of States under the Charter, in particular Article 55, to promote universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms, Having regard to article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, both of which provide that no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Having regard also to the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, adopted by the General Assembly on 9 December 1975, Desiring to make more effective the struggle against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment throughout the world, Have agreed as follows:
    Part I
    Article 1
    1. For the purposes of this Convention, the term “torture” means any act by which severe pain or
    suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions.
    2. This article is without prejudice to any international instrument or national legislation which does or
    may contain provisions of wider application.
    Article 2
    1. Each State Party shall take effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures to
    prevent acts of torture in any territory under its jurisdiction.
    2. No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal
    political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.
    3. An order from a superior officer or a public authority may not be invoked as a justification of torture.

  18. Once, twice, thrice waterboarded, so what? The “terrorist” suspects were confined, deprived sleep etc, etc THEN water boarded 100 times in ONE MONTH. A little more intense than your “training” eh, anonymous fake vet?

  19. Um, Mr. “DemWit Liberal…”

    If stupid people should be first to be waterboarded, you’d be first in line. Read your own post. Chock full of spelling, grammar, syntax and reasoning errors. Truer and more prophetic words have never been spoken when you said “a minimum IQ should be required before you are allowed to tell people what you think.” Too bad you didn’t have to pass that IQ test before posting your comments…and anonymously, to boot.

    Life is like a bix of chocolates… even Forrest Gump can spell box. Who’s the moron now?

  20. How is Obama playing footsy with the enemy? He hasn’t weakened the military, he increased our overall defense budget by 3%! He hasn’t sent the military into battle without the proper equipment, he didn’t slash funding for returning soldiers. Somebody did though, are you upset about that?

    But lets stay on track, how is Obama playing footsy with the enemy? And please do not say that he shook hands with Chavez.

  21. You sir are full of shit, the only torture the millitary ever does is put you in a room and set off some light tear gas, not even the seals get waterboarded. stop posting you fucking bullshit lies

  22. Minimun IQ??? Your boy GW Bush had and has DUMB written all over his face. Stop thumping your good ol’ Bible, and read a real book. Perhaps you may learn a thing ot two about a thing or two. Conservatives don’t have to be “As dumb as the day is long.” Oh yea, speaking of IQ, your boy had a 70, (border line retarded)and was our lier in chief for 8 years.

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