Phi Beta Iota: An excellent objective piece that confirms what all of us–and particularly Col Stuart Herrington, USA (Ret)–as well as some of those actually involved in the CIA campaign–have been saying. Waterboarding does not work. It leads to fiction that wastes time and money and has a political risk cost. Any politician or media person who sounds off in favor of waterboarding–and this now includes Trump and Huckabee–is an ignorant fool on this specific topic. Panetta is either being lied to by the counter-terror aides, or abusing the truth for political ends, essentially demonstrating his figure-head status.