As the atheist author of "God is Not Great," outspoken supporter of the Bush Iraq War, and chief antagonist to Mother Teresa's sainthood, Christopher Hitchens is pretty well hated by folks on either side of the political spectrum. Personally, I think he's a pretty funny pain-in-the-ass. And now no one seems to dispute that this guy has some pretty big cajones.
Hitchens recently underwent water boarding to personally resolve the question of whether or not the procedure is torture. To all you haters out there, feel free to put on your masochism hats and enjoy your sick selves as Christopher Hitchens is tortured:
Afterwards, Hitchens had this to say:
I apply the Abraham Lincoln test for moral casuistry: "If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong." Well, then, if water boarding does not constitute torture, then there is no such thing as torture.
UPDATE: Probably would be nice if I linked the Vanity Fair article.