On his Fox News Program on April 24, 2009, while talking to actor Charles Grodin, Sean “I’m a Great American” Hannity said he would consent to be waterboarded for charity, specifically to benefit families of our fallen troops.
Here’s how the discussion played out.
Grodin asked Hannity, “You’re for torture?”
Hannity replied, “I am for enhanced interrogation.”
Grodin asked again, “You don’t believe it’s torture. Have you ever been waterboarded?”
Hannity glibly replied, “No, but Ollie North has.”
Grodin then asked, “Would you consent to be waterboarded? We can waterboard you?”
Again Hannity glibly replied, “Sure.”
To which Grodin asked, “Are you busy on Sunday?”
Hannity bravely answered, with a smile upon his lips, “I’ll do it for charity. I’ll let you do it. I’ll do it for the troops’ families.”
The next evening MSNBC host Keith Olbermann offered to pay the families $1,000 for each second Hannity withstood the torture – enhanced interrogation technique – and he said he would double the payment if Hannity acknowledges he feared for his life and admits that waterboarding is torture.
As of today, Mr. Hannity has failed to locate his manhood and accept the offer.
Come on Sean, if you really believed in your heart of hearts that it’s not torture then what are you afraid of? If you really wanted to show support for our troops, and for their families, and you really wanted to shut Keith Olbermann up you’d do this.
Then again I guess great Americans like Sean Hannity don’t follow through on what they say. It’s easy to support shoving our soldiers, marines, airmen and sailors into harm’s way, but you won’t allow yourself to undergo some “enhanced interrogating techniques” for them?
You, Sean Hannity, are not a great American. You are a hypocrite, and a coward.