WTF. Just WTF. Just… WTF.

Not being reported in US papers, I have no idea why, but it is being reported in a populist right-wing British paper:

A soldier waterboarded his four-year-old daughter because she was unable to recite her alphabet.

Joshua Tabor admitted to police he had used the CIA torture technique because he was so angry.

As his daughter ‘squirmed’ to get away, Tabor said he submerged her face three or four times until the water was lapping around her forehead and jawline.

Tabor, 27, who had won custody of his daughter only four weeks earlier, admitted choosing the punishment because the girl was terrified of water.



On the other hand, my father used to slam my fingers in a drawer ((Also a common torture method, but not as bad as waterboarding.)) when I didn’t get my math homework 100% correct, so I guess this is just a sign of the times.

Note: Hat tip to Andrew Sullivan at The Daily Dish.