http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hOvtO6_cfHI0OlieoSURzohU0elA ======================================== Strange that this isn't in the main streem media today... ======================================== Democrats in the US Senate have demanded a criminal investigation into so-called waterboarding by government interrogators. It comes after the Bush administration admitted for the first time that the tactic was used on three terror suspects. In congressional testimony, CIA director Michael Hayden became the first administration official publicly to acknowledge the agency used waterboarding on detainees following the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks. Waterboarding involves strapping a suspect down and pouring water over his cloth-covered face to create the sensation of drowning. It has been traced back hundreds of years, to the Spanish Inquisition, and is condemned by nations around the world. "We used it against these three detainees because of the circumstances at the time," Mr Hayden told the Senate Intelligence Committee. "There was the belief that additional catastrophic attacks against the homeland were inevitable. And we had limited knowledge about al Qaida and its workings. Those two realities have changed."