Christopher Hitchens had himself waterboarded. As someone said, if he really expected it to be torture then he wouldn’t have done it. Would he have volunteered for bamboo shoots under the finger nails? No. The story is here. The music might have been the worst part of the whole thing. Steve Harrigan did the same thing. They gave him a much worse time than Hitch had and he didn’t whine about it. They did worse things and more ruthlessly to my dad when he joined a frat in the 50s.