Skip to comments.McCain: Waterboarding didn't get bin Laden
Posted on 05/04/2011 10:46:17 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Sen. John McCain denounced advanced interrogation methods like waterboarding Wednesday amid a growing debate over its effectiveness reopened by the killing of Osama bin Laden.
McCain told reporters leaving an intelligence briefing for senators by CIA director Leon Panetta that he has seen no information so far to indicate that techniques like waterboarding factored significantly in the information gathering that led to bin Ladens death.
So far I know of no information that was obtained, that would have been useful, by advanced interrogation. In fact, according to published reports some of the key people who knew about this courrier denied it, McCain said, careful to note that he was not relaying information from Panettas classified session with Senate Intelligence and Armed Services Committee members.
Where there is published information in the various newspapers and media that the information about this courrier was intercepted conversation between two individuals thats as far as I know, the top Republicans on the Armed Services Committee added. I stand on the side of the United States and by the Geneva conventions, of which we are signatories, which we were in violation of by waterboarding.
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Shut up McShame!
Yeah...they broke him....
Senator McCain, have you not yet realized that — outside the Senate and the McCain family — nobody gives a damn what you think?
Good Lord. McCain has really gone senile.
Sen. John McCain denounced advanced interrogation methods like waterboarding....”
You now endorse what, the “pretty please with sugar on top” method? Give it up, John. You had a shot and choked. You could have been a contender. And now you’re just a bum, sucking the gubmint teat for all its worth. I’m disgusted.
South40 to McCain: Stupidity won’t get you elected president. But we’ve already proved that, haven’t we?
Let's see, during WWII, Unlawful Enemy Combatants caught on the Battlefield were interrogated and shot on the spot.
McCain is the best present the Democrat Party has ever had, and sad to say I voted for him in 2008. Too bad he was the only choice against the Lying Commie In Chief we have now.
Actually McCain is right here. McCain got to Osama first and kept talking to him until Osama, in total anguish and desperation turned the gun on himself....
So did Goldwater in his 80’s supporting homos being in the military. It’s strange.
This guy is like a zero/biden hybrid. And he’s on our side!
You early primary states should hang your heads in shame!
If you’re against torture, then why don’t you get your daughter to STFU!!!!!
“McCain: Waterboarding didn’t get bin Laden” and being a pansy didn’t get you the presidency.
You can’t blame the guy really, he’s still suffering flashbacks from his own Vietcong style water torture.
That was my point.
McCain won the nomination because both New Hampshire and South Carolina have open primaries. Democrats crossed over and voted for him to screw up the Republican side. Expect more of the same until those state Republican parties change things. Looking forward to the Romney nomination. NOT!
He more than anyone should understand that his torture has a life-time to never physically heal. Your up and playing Forward in a few days with water on your throat.
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