Mancow Waterboarded (VIDEO): Conservative Radio Host Say It's Torture

06/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Erich "Mancow" Muller, a Chicago-based conservative radio host, recently decided to silence critics of waterboarding once and for all. He would undergo the procedure himself, and then he would be able to confidently convince others that it is not, in fact, torture.

Or so he thought. Instead, Muller came out convinced.

"It is way worse than I thought it would be, and that's no joke," Mancow said. "It is such an odd feeling to have water poured down your nose with your head back... It was instantaneous... and I don't want to say this: absolutely torture."

"I wanted to prove it wasn't torture," Mancow said. "They cut off our heads, we put water on their face... I got voted to do this but I really thought 'I'm going to laugh this off.' "

Here's video of Muller getting waterboarded:

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And here's his conclusion:

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Christopher Hitchens underwent nearly the same experiment last year. He, too, concluded that waterboarding is torture.