'waterboarding' a four-year-old?

waterboarding imagesA U.S. soldier Joshua Tabor has been accused of 'waterboarding' his four-year-old daughter because she couldn't recite her ABCs. As his daughter 'squirmed' to get away, Tabor said he submerged her face - upwards - three or four times until the water was lapping around her forehead and jawline. Tabor, 27, admitted to investigators that his daughter was terrified of water and that was why he had deliberately picked that technique to motivate her to do her homework.  Tabor is based in Tacoma, Washington, a military base from which solders are sent to and return from Iraq and Afghanistan.  It's not yet known if he learned this technique in the Middle East, or just heard pundits defend it on Fox enough times to think it was a good idea to inflict on his four year old.  Whichever it is, it's a demonstration on the old saying from the Vietnam era that "the war always comes home."  Time for us to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan now, if for no other reason to stop damaging our own troops.

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