You know what’s amazing about this story if it turns out to be true? This means that British police waterboarded more people in a span of a few days than the CIA ever did from 2002-2005. We used the technique THREE times, all on high-level al-Qaeda terrorists. Sounds like the Bobbies used it on five people, all civilians.
And let’s make one clear distinction: Waterboarding your own citizens is illegal. Waterboarding terrorists, who don’t get ANY rights under U.S. law or the Geneva Conventions is not illegal. HUGE difference.