Brodner’s Person of the Day: Teddy Roosevelt

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TR. Happy to have him back for his useful POV on “waterboarding,” which, in his day, was called Chinese Water Torture among other things. During our cruel invasion of the Philippines, torture was too much for him. A general was using this simulated drowning business and TR first ordered a full briefing then a court martial. When the court martial ended in an acquittal Roosevelt just fired him. To quote one of my students at SVA, “I can almost remember what a president used to be like.” Go to politico.com for the very interesting piece by Daniel Rezneck.

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