Chicago radio icon Erich "Mancow" Muller became the next in a line of journalists and media personalities to get waterboarded to show us that it is, indeed, torture. Here's the video from NBC5:
Water-boarding involves donning a soaked towel and shackels, being placed on a table with legs elevated and having someone pour a pitcher of water over the towel, which covers the face. The process is said to simulate the feeling of drowning. Muller lasted a few seconds before throwing the toy cow he was holding as an emergency tap-out indicator.
"It is way worse tahn I thought it would be," said Muller.
What's more, MSNBC's Keith Olberman said on "Countdown" last night that he will personally donate $10,000 to the charity Veterans of Valor:
"With today's development, the point is moot," Olbermann said. "Mancow Muller had the guts to put his mouth where his mouth was, and the guts to admit he was dead wrong -- as you saw, he not only said it is torture, but that he had nearly drowned as a boy, and it is drowning, and that he would have admitted to anything to make it stop."
Last month, Playboy.com journalist Mike guy underwent waterboarding techniques by a trained member of the U.S. military, betting he could last 15 seconds: