On March 8, 2008, President Bush vetoed legislation that would ban the CIA from using harsh methods of interrogation including waterboarding. So there is no confusion; Waterboarding is a form of torture that consists of immobilizing a person on their back with the head inclined downward (the Trendelenburg position), and pouring water over the face and into the breathing passages. Through forced suffocation and inhalation of water, the subject experiences the process of drowning and is made to believe that death is imminent. The act of torture is defined as: 1. the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty. 2. a method of inflicting such pain. 3. Often, tortures. the pain or suffering caused or undergone. 4. extreme anguish of body or mind; agony. 5. a cause of severe pain or anguish. As far as I am concerned, waterboarding is a form of torture, a harsh one at that, which under the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which came into force in 1987, should be banned. International Law permits no exception to it - so why is the US any different? According to Mr. President, the technique can be used but requires the consent of the attorney general and the president. However, the fact still remains that waterboarding is a method that is still legal for the CIA use, even if it is not "part of the CIA program". Although we may not be able to do anything about it, do you personally believe that waterboarding should be tolerated? This, in no way, some form of attack. I just want to know the reactions and thoughts of others on the matter.