Jesse Ventura ‘schools’ The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck on waterboarding / torture


“Ventura on The View: If waterboarding is fine, why dont cops do it?

By David Edwards and Stephen Webster

Published: May 18, 2009

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, making a guest appearance on ABCs The View, gave co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck a lesson or two about the torture technique known as waterboarding.

Ventura, who underwent a barrage of torture techniques at the military Survival, Evade, Resist and Escape (SERE) school, confirmed for Hasselbeck that waterboarding is torture and not just an enhanced interrogation technique.

If waterboarding is okay, why dont we let our police do it to suspects to learn what they know? he asked to a chorus of applause.

Thats an interesting question, Hasselbeck said. I understand that question.

If waterboarding is okay, why didnt we waterboard [Timothy] McVeigh and [Terry] Nichols, the Oklahoma City bombers, to find out if there were more people involved? Whats your answer to that? he asked. We only seem to waterboard Muslims.

Thats an extremist statement, said Hasselbeck.

Aha! cheered Ventura. Have we waterboarded anybody else? Name me someone else weve waterboarded.

She could not, instead shifting focus to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who has been criticized by Republicans for a seeming contradiction in disclosing what she knew about then-President Bushs torture program, and when.

They want her out because she lied? asked Ventura. Why didnt they ask for Bush and Cheney to go out when they lied about why we went into Iraq.

This video is from MSNBCs News Live, broadcast May 18, 2009.”

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25 thoughts on “Jesse Ventura ‘schools’ The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck on waterboarding / torture


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    I hate that bitch. …
    I hate that bitch. She’s so annoying and doesn’t know SHIT. Good to see Jesse put the smack down on her.


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    WWF wrestler: …
    WWF wrestler: Governor. Priceless!


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    i agree with …
    i agree with venturas position on torture, but spare me the “poor muslims” card.


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    omg jessie ventua …
    omg jessie ventua is so best!!!


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    He’s the man. …
    He’s the man. Speaks the truth and doesn’t take shit. The man has knowledge and knows what he is talking about.


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    That got …
    That got Served!


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    more like 1/2 a …
    more like 1/2 a second, and then he prolly come on to him.


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    aaaaaaaaaahahahahahaha This man is MADE OF WIN


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    @morse03 sorry my …
    @morse03 sorry my henglish is not good. but i think jesse is very smart. and he’d make u his and right-wing puppet.


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)



    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    @iceman241111 …
    @iceman241111 you’re funny dude bush not being the worst president ever.

    Dude he left 2 wars a up economy plus he left with billions in his pockets from the illegal war to get the oil from iraq for the oil companies.

    Oh and by the way lets bailout Lehman Brothers before we leave office and blame it on the black man coming to the white house.

    You fools are racist hating a Dem on the white house and by the way hes Black.

    Follow your leader (Palin) whos makin million off you fools.


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    Elisabeth …
    Elisabeth Hasselbeck has for BRAINS !


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    Whats funny is …
    Whats funny is Obama is going to be considered the worst president ever now that he passed the health care bill so you Democrats are screwed so say what you want about republicans but atleast bush wont be remembered as the worst president now thanks Democrats.


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    Jesse is a bitch. …
    Jesse is a bitch. He is weak and a coward. I used to respect him, then he became a politician. I no longer listen to him since he’s become a puppet of the left-wing. Since he’s ashamed of his country, let’s send him somewhere else. He’s proven himself to be an idiot in state affairs and military affairs. Someone please get rid of this garbage.


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    This clip is one of …
    This clip is one of the most awesome things I have ever seen.

    Man, Hasselbeck got served. She had literally no opinion that he could not or did not disprove.

    Jesse Ventura annihilated her, her only comeback was some cheap shot about putting him into a choke hold. Awesome. Had to favourite this.


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    Hasselbeck is a …
    Hasselbeck is a 100% MORON!

    This woman is a stupid, ignorant woman with no logic skills whatsoever.

    One wonders does she realize that she is as stupid and illogical as she is.

    People this stupid should be sterilized and not allowed to procreate.


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    “advanced …
    “advanced interrogation techniques” Hasselbeck is a nazi supporter


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    @TheROCKandOrROLL …
    @TheROCKandOrROLL Again with the easy ways out. ”Both sides are guesing, so I dont need to be sure. I just take my gues and im done, easy as that.” Look the dam word up in the dictionary! Its a tactic! You cant exterminate suprise attacks by destroying camps! There are enviromental groups who use terrorism, the United states goverment uses terrorism in their ”war on terror”!


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    You can …

    You can declare war on terrorism. You can take out every terrorist camp across the world, set up a government that “works” and is functional. And have their police take care of the “terrorism” after a while. And pretty soon. We don’t have people flying into buildings. There is obviously a lot of “faith” that it will happen. Just as there is “faith” that it won’t happen from others.


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    @TheROCKandOrROLL …
    @TheROCKandOrROLL That might be possible (although trying to declare war to the national dental organisation might prove to be silly). What I certainly didn’t say was that people shouldn’t be stopped from flying planes into buildings. Altough how far we should go into stopping them is a matter of debate.

    Mind you, have still said very litle of my own, so read carefully the next time you try to extract my opinion from my responses.


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    @TheROCKandOrROLL …
    @TheROCKandOrROLL Reading, its a hard thing to do….

    What I said was you cant declare war on a tactic. What I also said was that you cant declare war on all the people who use that tactic (and anyone who uses other peoples fear to make them do things is a terrorist, al-quaida member or schoolyard bully).What I didn’t say is that you cant declare war on a specific orginisation. continued


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    Actually, …

    Actually, you are just being an “extremist” there with your views. I think most logical people would agree that people that highjack planes and fly them into buildings
    “need” to be taken out. And the kid bullying another kid is not “terrorism.” Unless you are a hippie.


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    @TheROCKandOrROLL …
    @TheROCKandOrROLL Well thats a lazy way out. Just say ”nobody knows” and leave it at that.
    Terrorism is a tactic, the reason you cant think of a way to declare war on it, is because there is no way. ”War on terror” is pure rethoric, nothing more. You also cant declare war on terrorists, because they arent one group, they are anyone using the tactic. If a bully on a schoolyard beats down a kid to scare others, he is a terrorist. Are you going to send tanks after him?


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    soo many stupid …
    soo many stupid right wing americans like hasselbeck do not know wtf they are talking about. seriously. every stupid point she was trying to make got shot down by jesse


    (April 14, 2010 - 4:43 am)

    jesse go smoke some …
    jesse go smoke some more dope….ass

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