For a while now I’ve been confused about why Congress is spending so much time debating the merits of waterboarding. I figured it was like some new, more extreme combo of waterskiing and wakeboarding. I was actually really looking forward to trying it. Turns out, waterboarding is an interrogation technique that simulates drowning while lying down, to force a terror suspect to talk. The Bush administration doesn’t seem to think this is torture, which sadly doesn’t even rank amongst the top-1000 craziest things said by those guys in the last six years.