Skip to comments.John McCain rips GOP presidential candidates Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann on waterboarding
Posted on 11/15/2011 12:50:46 PM PST by rabscuttle385
The Arizona lawmakerwho was tortured himself while a prisoner of war in Vietnam said the controversial practice was both illegal and ineffective.
BY ALIYAH SHAHID
Republican Sen. John McCain is ripping presidential candidates in his party who insist waterboarding is an effective technique for interrogating suspected terrorists.
The Arizona lawmakerwho was tortured himself while a prisoner of war in Vietnam said the controversial practice was both illegal and ineffective on Monday evening.
Very disappointed by statements at SC GOP debate supporting waterboarding, he tweeted. Waterboarding is torture.
McCain, who ran for President in 2008, elaborated on CNN later, arguing, If you put enough physical pain on somebody, they will tell you whatever they think that you want to hear in order for the pain to stop.
The lawmaker was speaking specifically to remarks made by former pizza business magnate Herman Cain and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann at Saturdays Republican presidential debate.
...McCain suggested endorsing the technique was hypocritical.
Ask any military lawyer; ask any person who knows about the Geneva conventions that we're signatories to. We actually prosecuted Japanese war criminals specifically for the act of waterboarding against Americans, he said.
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Stuff it Juan.
Looks like McQueeg is alive and well. To bad he as lost his sanity.
Maybe McCain could tell us when Al Qaida signed the Geneva Conventions? What ever happened to “If you don’t abide by the rules, you can’t expect your enemy to do likewise”?
I was going to add that his daughter did not fall far from the tree. Apparently she wound up next to the trunk.
John McCAN’T needs to STFU and go away. Waterboarding IS NOT torture.
sorry but I think anything around the McCain house that can be stuffed already has been - into his daughter!
From what I can tell, McCain has been waterboarded no more often than Cain or Bachmann has - meaning Cain and Bachmann are just as expert on waterboarding as McCain is.
Being tortured 65 years ago does not make one an expert on every damned thing — but it makes them think they are apparently.
John who? Oh, the guy from the movie, that little pipsqueek, Capt. McQueg?
I am sure McCain would be in agreement with this judge too
The McCain opens his mouth and psuedo liberal flip flopping compromise feel good junk come out. I’m shocked.
Perhaps someone should waterboard Sen McQuack himself.
McCain is totally deranged.
The Geneva convention doesn't cover guerrilla warfare.
What the Japanese did was the real thing that killed, what we did was a faked version to scare folks without harming them.
What McCain encountered in VietNam was the real thing, and he admitted in his books that he broke and told what he knew.
Real torture works. We stopped giving court martials for folks who broke and talked under torture because the military decided that it can't be helped.
It turns out that fake torture, just scaring folks, worked too.
stfu Juan McCaino!
I say Waterboarding is humane!
Shut your piehole John nobody asked you.
Well I see he’s back to being the media darling again!
Who gives a damn what Fecalhead McCain has to say. He was a lousy candidate and and has a sorry offspring. He was so damned stupified in the debates against Obama that he gave the presidency to him. And Romney is no better. McCain was a dud in the military and he was a dud as a nominee. He should roll over and pull the dirt in on top of him. Harsh? Well, I just didn’t have the words in me.
I know Special Forces go through “SERE” training to understand how the enemy may interogate them...Do fighter pilots go through the same? Would McCain say he was tortured then by the US Navy?
I’m sure the author’s name is mere coincidence.
If anyone but Romney wins, McCain will be a “maverick” and endorse Barack.
I thought we had made up for waterboarding Khalid with the Fast and Furious program. Is McCain thinking we did not kill enough Americans because Khalid’s plan was much bigger. Does he have a town in the US we should bomb to make the numbers higher. What a dunce.
Hell, he endorsed him when he was the nominee. The good people of Arizona return him to the Senate at every opportunity. So, there are still those that love him. I am just not one of them.
I'm pretty sure this is a lie, for the simple reason that if it were true it would have been publicized when this issue was first argued in the press.
This is my take on McCain. He wants to ensure that the Republicans lose this round because he lost the last time. He knows that people will remember that he lost the race and wants to have people think that the population just doesn’t want a Republican President right now instead of thinking that he just sucks. I am seriously thinking I am right. He would rather another Republican lose so it takes the onus off of him alone. Think about it. Why would a Republican NOT RUNNING right now blast any candidate.
Just change the term name to “Enhanced Shower Technique”.
Ugh, what a maroon.
McStain is a disgrace to the uniform he claimed to wear.
Knowing that John McCain is still in the Senate is torture for me.
What is keeping him from joining the party he really belongs to, The Democrats.
He did a lot of killing.
Waterboarding was not a capital offense then or now. It shouldn't be an offense at all.
Thanks for the endorsement, Juan.
Thanks for telling us who are the real conservatives in this race.
Well John we prosecute Americans for killing other Americans absent due process. Is death by missile up the whazoo more inhumane than dunking?
Could you explain that please.
Personally I have no problem with waterboarding the creeps they have at Gitmo, but after what McCain endured I have to respect his opinion on the subject.
You’ll have to translate that into some “who struck johns” if I’m supposed to figure out what you just said.
Juan attacking Cain and Bachmann is the same thing as an endorsement.
ONLY regarding the torture he endured ~ not the enhanced interrogation techniques used here. We don’t torture people ~ we kill them or take them prisoner. Waterboarding simply isn’t torture, and that’s not what the North Vietnamese did to him.
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