Convince me: Waterboarding is torture

Hitchens in the video is saying that waterboarding, as practised by real interrogators, is torture because unlike in the experiment where he willingly subjected himself to waterboarding it does not stop when the subject decides to stop it. Also, there is also no assurance that the interrogator will stop before the subject literally drowns.

The argument was made in the video that waterboarding isn’t torture because no person would willingly take part in an experiment where their fingernails are pulled for example.

For something to be torture does it have to cause pain or is causing fear and panic and the sensation of drowning also torture?

Convince me that Waterboarding is torture.

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