Sean Hannity says waterboarding is not torture, and is an appropriate tool for the US government to employ against suspected terrorists. In case you haven’t noticed, Sean Hannity is also something of a jackass.
Charles Grodin was challenging Hannity on the issue on Fox last week, and asked whether he would consent to be waterboarded.
“Sure,” Hannity said. “I’ll do it for charity … I’ll do it for the troops’ families.”
It wasn’t exactly clear how serious the conversation was, since Grodin joked, “Are you busy on Sunday?” and Hannity laughed.
“I’ll let you do it,” Hannity said.
“I wouldn’t do it,” Grodin said. “I’ll hand you a towel when you come out of the shower.”
Olbermann’s offer was quick. Besides the $1,000 per second, Olbermann said he’d double it if Hannity acknowledges he feared for his life and admits that waterboarding is torture.
More, if you’re interested, in this AP article: Olbermann presses Hannity on his waterboard offer.
For the record, I think Keith Olbermann is also something of a jackass, albeit a different kind of jackass than Hannity.
If you get tired of waiting for Hannity to follow through on his offer, there are plenty of other firsthand accounts of waterboarding online. One of the more interesting ones I’ve read lately is by Scylla, a politically conservative user of The Straight Dope: I waterboard!