http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7229169.stm During the Nuremburg trials, over which the US co-presided, waterboarding was considered as torture, for which the individuals in question were tried and convicted (among other crimes). Waterboarding is specifically mentioned as torture in the Geneva Conventions, to which the US is a signatory. Waterboarding, as others have already declared, is not like drowning ..it is drowning! What is this administration telling us? Either that they did not know, a defense used by the Nazis, or that the Nuremburg trials were false convictions?