Skip to comments.McCain to GOP: ‘Waterboarding Is Torture’
Posted on 11/14/2011 5:56:04 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the 2008 Republican presidential standard-bearer, has taken pains to avoid weighing in on the 2012 GOP primary. But on Sunday, McCain said he was "very disappointed" that some Republicans defended waterboarding at Saturdays National Journal/CBS debate in South Carolina.
Waterboarding is torture, McCain, who was a prisoner of war and tortured during the Vietnam War, said via Twitter.
On Saturday, Herman Cain and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota both endorsed waterboarding as an interrogation technique. President Obama banned its use at the beginning of his term, calling it cruel and counterproductive.
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I wonder where McCain stands on the assassination of US Citizens.
McClown is a GOP torture.
Well, it’s official now. McCain has said waterboarding is torture. Now all discussion must be stopped on this hot topic. /sarcasm.
Having to listen to McCain’s “wisdom” is torture. He’s only outshined in dumbness by his offspring.
Listening to you, John, is torture.
As long as they're not waterboarded /sarcasm.
You mean the U.S. citizens who were fighting for the other side in a war?
Thanks again, Arizona.
Thank God we tortured sheik mohammed, otherwise some of these clowns that oppose waterboarding, would be dead.
Hey I know, lets nominate a RINO so McQueeg will be happy and think he has a shot if he just runs one more time.
Disagree with him, but this is one time where I will give him a pass, only because of the 6 years of Hell he endured in the Hanoi Hilton.
Still, waterboarding is not torture. No pain other than the “psychological” fear of drowning is present, and since the terrorist should be smart enough to realize that US laws don’t allow us to drown him, there really isn’t anything involved other than minor discomfort.
Now listening to Nancy Pelosi read the audio version of her book “watching paint dry”, now that would be classified as torture.
First, thank you for your service. Second, shut up loser.
Waterboarding is torture the same way fingernails on a blackboard is torture, or the relentless din of blaring heavy-metal music aimed at an enemy holed up in a compound is torture.
No, torture is having your fingers lopped off one at a time with a pair of wire cutters. Torture is having bleach poured down your throat. Torture is having your kneecaps shot. Torture is having parts of your body blow-torched to black cinders and then ripped off with pliers. Torture is having a pair of tree-branch loppers applied to your genitals.
There are countless ways to inflict real torture, and part of the torture is the realization by the victim that his body will be forever damaged, forever missing pieces. Forever. Now THATs torture.
Being dowsed with water in the morning and then still being able to play shortstop for the terrorist softball team in the afternoon is NOT torture.
McCain should do us all a favor and just endorse Obama.
Twitter? I heard he couldn’t type from his war wounds. Not defending the king of the rinos, but......
“McClown is a GOP torture”
LOL. Back to sucking up for media attention by bashing GOP. P*ss Off McCain.
This is the official stance of the US military that a young John McCain was taught. He is not an original thinker, he is an academy grad, he was a professional soldier. So it is not too surprising to me to hear him toe the company line rather than think about whether or not the company line was or is right.
Our Spec Ops folk experience Water Boarding. What would John “Butt Munch” McCain call slowly sawing off the head of a prisoner?
John McCain is a jacksss.
A January 2006 CIA Predator attack in the northern Pakistani village of Damadola, where U.S. intelligence believed al-Qaeda's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was meeting with a group of extremists. At least four al-Qaeda members were killed in the attack, but Zawahiri was not present, and 18 civiliansincluding five childrenwere reportedly killed, setting off angry demonstrations across Pakistan against the U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said: "It's terrible when innocent people are killed; we regret that. But we have to do what we think is necessary to take out al-Qaeda, particularly the top operatives."
I’ll tell you what torture is - being in the position of having to vote for John McCain or accept an avowed socialist islamist sympathizer whose main goal seems to be the dismantling/transformation of America. That’s torture.
That should get him the full lineup of Sunday programs.
Pray for America
IMO, any combatant who flagrantly violates the Geneva Convention - terrorism, no uniforms, targeting civilians, hostages, etc. - has NO rights, human or otherwise. Therefore, anything you do to the creature is perfectly legal.
This is the attitude that will quash terrorism.
Can’t believe I voted for this putz.
I would say that any definition of torture would have to inlude acts that you would never consider doing voluntarily.
Our troops volunteer for water board training. - uncomfortable but not torture
Would you volunteer to have your fingernails torn off? No? torture.
Get the idea?
If it saves innocent American lives and/or prevents terrorism I don’t care if it is torchure.
This is a good illustration of the dangerously misleading idea that a "victim" is somehow in a position to lecture people who are not victims. It is a bad idea. A very bad idea, and is pervasive among the practitioners of the western liberal whorehouse.
It is exceedingly painful but it works.
It's all natural, and you can be trained to deal with it effectively.
.The fear arises out of ignorance.
Conservatives to McCain...
Having to vote for McCain over Obama is torture.
Waterboarding would have been a walk in the park in comparison!
Cant believe I voted for this putz.
You didn't. You voted for Sarah Palin.
Meghan is torture.
Water boarding, (Forced Neti Potting) MIGHT be “torture” under the commie liberals’ new definition of “torture” (Along with playing heavy metal music too loud, not allowing the terrorists to get at least 8 hours of sleep, denying the terrorists access to HBO and Showtime, etc.) but I still wish Juan McCain would just go the hell away. He’s too old for this sh*t and an embarassment to America. Somebody (Shemp Smith or Juan Williams?) said today that “waterboarding” is “unconstitutional”. Anybody know where I can find “waterboarding” in the U.S. Constitution? Only an uninformed, ignorant or very moronic “journalist” in Hawaii would think that “waterboarding” is “torture”.
If John had been waterboarded in Nam instead of the physical torture they used against him, he wouldn’t have permanent infirmaties today.
You’re in the wrong party, Juan.
Listening to you and your pathetic daughter is torture.
CONSERVATIVES to McCain AND the GOP:
Screw you. We don’t need you telling us what anything is.
Ah yes. Now I remember.
Zell Miller or Juan McCain?
I didn't vote for him, I voted against Obama.
McCain is torture.
It was Cindy’s water breaking that started the torture.
Me to McCain: You as the nominee for president is torture.
McLame is senatorial torture. Arizona...stop torturing the rest of us...Please?
Me too :((((((
Our official government policy should be that we don’t torture. I don’t expect to know what actually goes on and, with due respect, think McCain should quit repeating his opinion of waterboarding.
Torture is like abortion in that formal policy is one thing, whereas what actually goes on is quite another story that is impossible to tell.
Who cares what McCain is dissappointed in. Republicans are dissappointed in him.