Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who asked the hypothetical, pushed [Brigadier General Thomas W.] Hartmann on his answer, asking him directly if it would be a “violation of the Geneva Convention”:The reality of the situation is that if we hear of one of our soldiers being waterboarded, you will see everyone puff their chests out and scream in righteous indignation for the interrogators' heads. And after they're done screaming, they might come to terms with the fact that their support of waterboarding wasn't just for the scenario of the USA on the giving end. It was support of the procedure itself, in all scenarios.GRAHAM: You mean you’re not equipped to give a legal opinion as to whether or not Iranian military waterboarding, secret security agents waterboarding downed airmen is a violation of the Geneva Convention?After Hartmann twice refused to answer, Graham dismissed him in disgust, saying he had “no further questions.”
HARTMANN: I am not prepared to answer that question, Senator.
Update: Even when you think Republicans might join the side of reason, it's really a front. Take a gander at the full speech prior to the aforementioned quote (H/T to Petulant for the clip).