CIA picked up its techniques from Medieval times

There is  an interesting museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria, Germany which Grumpy visited recently, dedicated to the history of ‘Justice’. with its primary focus on methods of torture over the ages.

[Grumpy particularly liked the punishments for ‘nagging wives’, which included several varieties of public humiliation.] The procedure  that caught his eye, however concerned water torture, where the interrogee was tied to a board and had water poured over their face and into their mouth to simulate drowning. Sound familiar,  anyone in Langley ? Plus ca change …

{http://www.kriminalmuseum.eu/}