Radio host gets waterboarded; admits 'it's torture'

Erich "Mancow" Muller (on right)
Erich "Mancow" Muller (on right)

CHICAGO (NBC) - Right-wing radio talk show host Erich "Mancow" Muller has admitted that waterboarding is torture after undergoing the procedure as part of his show.

"I want to find out if it's torture," Mancow told his listeners Friday before the demonstration aired on Chicago radio station WLS.

He added that that he hoped to prove that waterboarding did not, in fact, constitute torture.

That wasn't the case.

Mancow lasted just a few seconds before giving the signal that he was giving up, then springing from the table

"It is way worse than I thought it would be, and that's no joke," Mancow said, likening it to a time when he nearly drowned as a child.

"It is such an odd feeling to have water poured down your nose with your head back," he added.  "It was instantaneous, and I don't want to say this: absolutely torture."