About This Site

Our main purpose is to provide you with the clearest possible understanding of what waterboarding is, so you can draw your own conclusions about it.

In an effort to keep this site as intellectually honest as possible, we have divided it into two parts:

  • The Facts section is for verified information about the procedure itself: its effects on the human body, relevant legislation, and recent usage. It is not about whether waterboarding is torture, and not about whether torture is effective or justifiable.
  • The Opinions section offers personal accounts and position statements about waterboarding.