A Rhode Island Democratic lawmaker says he'll donate $100 to charity for every second former President George W. Bush withstands waterboarding.
State Rep. Rod Driver also included former Vice President Dick Cheney and ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in his offer. He sent letters to all three.
Bush's administration allowed the interrogation technique, which simulates drowning, to be used on terror suspects. Driver says that, if Bush is so confident it isn't torture, he should try it for himself. His offer was first reported Thursday in The Westerly Sun.
A spokesman for Bush didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.
Cheney has defended waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods, saying they yielded important information.
Like Cheney said earlier today: "“Yet for all these exacting efforts to do a hard and necessary job and to do it right, we hear from some quarters nothing but feigned outrage based on a false narrative. In my long experience in Washington, few matters have inspired so much contrived indignation and phony moralizing as the interrogation methods applied to a few captured terrorists.”"Phony moralizing" is right. The same liberals who mock abstinence education at every turn, push for "rights" so same-sex couples can get "married" and cater to an abortion industry that makes billions off the backs of poor, young, teenage girls are suddenly "alarmed" by enhanced interrogation methods on wannabee terrorists? Puh-leeze.