It wastes so much water:

Hammil recommended the government switch to more eco-friendly means of enhanced interrogation, such as waterboarding with a return-hose device in order to reuse old water, or simply beating suspected terrorists to a bloody pulp.

Well, they've got the last one covered, if Bagram and Abu Ghraib are anything to go by.

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