Skip to comments.McCain: Torture hurt us
Posted on 09/12/2011 8:26:04 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
Sen. John McCain, a critic of President George W. Bush's use of enhanced interrogation techniques in the war on terror, reflected on the issue of torture a decade after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Abu Ghraib and the torture of prisoners hurt us a great deal and did provide a propaganda tool for our enemies including Al Qaeda, the Arizona Republican said on "Fox News Sunday."
Noting that on the 10th anniversary of those attacks he did not want to dwell on his differences with the current and previous administration, McCain applauded both Bush and President Barack Obama for the advancements made in the war on terror.
Many of the things that we did achieve were very laudable, McCain said. The United States now has vastly improved capabilities to combat our enemies.
Torture HELPED US you lying POS RINO.
It wasn’t “torture” until fools like McCain allowed the term to be redefined to include techniques that do no injury at all.
who hurt who?
no, McPantStain, wafflers like you hurt us.
i’ve seen that photo so many times. I have never figured out what the hell he was doing at that moment. Was he making a gesture to someone off-stage?
No it was torturous to vote of you Sir. So I did not vote for you. I voted for Sarah Palin and hope to be able to have the privilege to do it again soon.
McCain was never tortured in Vietnam. The fact he keeps harping on this is proof positive McCain doesn’t know what real torture is, hence he never experienced it.
If he had first hand experience with torture, he would know that what we may have done to the terrorists doesn’t come anywhere close.
Defining things as torture, McCain just came up with his own standard.
For political reasons....torture can be described as making them listen to loud music, standing in the corner, what about throwing cold water on your face to keep you from sleeping?
I wouldn’t be surprised if they say locking someone up is torture in the future.
Sorry, John, but you cannot be an objective observer given your history, Not a slam, just fact. What you and your fellow prisoners went through was unimaginable. However, it was done with cruelty as the objective; concern for physical well-being of the subject was non-existent. No rational observer would equate what you experienced to enhanced interrogation performed in the face of an existential threat. You are not that rational observer.
Sigh.... and they attacked us before any supposed torture why?? They haven’t successfully attacked us since 9-11 why?? Nothing we have done even remotely approaches what he and his fellow POW’s went through and has SAVED countless lives in the bargain.
Perhaps if the leakers out there would have kept their mouths shut and the word of our dastardly panties on the head torture of prisoners never got out we wouldn’t still be discussing this nonsense.
Having Juan as the GOP 2008 candidate was torture.
It gave us Obama.
Having a photo taken with panties on my head would have been better. LOL
..during the nation wide debate,the clown got disorientated as to what direction to take..(entrance stage right)..so as not to look like a boob, he pull this stunt...(world wide)
Abu Ghraib was not torture. They do worse things for frat initiations.
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