U.S. government vows not to use "waterboarding" U.S. government vows not to use "waterboarding" Curious if that also means that our elite forces can no longer do it as a mere, but difficult, training exercise. This is pathetic latching on for the sake of a PR spin. Waterboarding, aka a "simulated drownings" = inhumane, and all over the US mainstream media in full detail. Beheadings of Westerners, aka slitting of throats slowly = a religious fight, and must NEVER be shown in mainstream media for fear of religious/racial hate, and stereotyping. ...because "we're above that".