If the act of waterboarding is not torture, consent (or lack thereof) is completely irrelevant. Otherwise we'd be trying to bring up a whole bunch of police officers for "torturing" suspects by detaining them without their consent...
Please, just read the definition of torture. It's been posted several times. Torture only applies in limited instances, such as interrogation. Even assuming that waterboarding for military training isn't consented to (patently untrue, but let's just grant it for the sake of argument), training is not one of the ennumerated circumstances in which the war crime of torture can even occur. Read the definition of torture, please.
You need to recognize that water boarding for interrogation purposes is torture, water boarding for training purposes is not, period. It is not a matter of opinion, it is a matter of definition. Since you're deliberately ignoring the actual definition, I'm afraid I can no longer indulge you until you have done so.
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Further, according to your definition of torture, I can waterboard you since I'm not acting in an official capacity.obtaining from him, or a third person, information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind
I can't tell you what I think of your argument right now without getting another infraction...
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And there was no specific charge of "waterboarding" in the first place; the charge was "inhumane treatment." No one was executed for that alone.
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