Oh I laughed out loud - waterboarding.org. Holy crap, I did not know that was a website. Just the facts, no agenda at all there.
1. Torture: "...It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions."
So basically, if it is within the law, it's not torture; if it's against the law, then it is. Circular logic cancels that whole first part out.
2. "prolonged mental harm"
Not buying it.
3. "Article 32 of the Fourth Geneva Convention any measure of such a character as to cause the physical suffering"
That covers waterboarding, only these Al-Qaeda people are not covered by the Geneva Convention. It is quite specific in that regard.
4. "...the Fourth Geneva Convention..."
Again, not applicable. (Your website is political btw)
5. " the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court..."
Not applicable; these are not criminals.
6. "...The concept of torture shall not include physical or mental pain or suffering that is inherent in or solely the consequence of lawful measures..."
So again, torture is illegal if it is illegal. Another wonderful feel good international convention (not a treaty) that legally means absolutely nothing. Strictly political in nature.
7. "the color of law"
Also again with the "incidental to lawful sanctions" clause. Which simply asks the question, is it legal or not?
Another thing: "the threat of imminent death", which the waterboarded scumbag knows will not happen, does actually apply to actual US citizens on death row. I guess we should let those heinous murders go, or just give them college degrees a 3 squares a day forever? We owe them at least that much; is that the narrative? I guess I drift off topic here, sorry for that.
The star of that website is fine after the fact btw. You probably want to tell me he's mentally fucked up now, are you sure he wasn't before? Sean Hannity couldn't take it. That is sort of the point; nobody can take it.
I remain unconvinced, but I do appreciate your cogent answer.