McCain: Torture Did Not Lead To Bin Laden

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    May 12, 2011 7:05 PM GMT

    "Not only did the use of enhanced interrogation techniques on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed not provide us with key leads on bin Laden's courier, Abu Ahmed, it actually produced false and misleading information," McCain said. He called on Mukasey and others to correct their misstatements.
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    May 12, 2011 10:00 PM GMT
    Oh dear. It was pathetic watching people excuse waterboarding because they thought it helped in getting the lead on bin Laden's courier. Now that even Senator McCain is coming out with this bit of information, what will their sorry excuses be now?

    Catfish5, thank you for sharing. Glad to see you getting more involved in the News & Politics sub-forum.
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    May 12, 2011 10:03 PM GMT
    OP"Ultimately, this is about morality. What is at stake here is the very idea of America — the America whose values have inspired the world and instilled in the hearts of its citizens the certainty that, no matter how hard we fight, no matter how dangerous our adversary, in the course of vanquishing our enemies we do not compromise our deepest values," he said. "We are America, and we hold ourselves to a higher standard. That is what is really at stake."

    Now there's the American exceptionalism that we should all emulate.
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    May 13, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    Several of us have been trying to point out to Torture apologists that they'll be embarassed when they finally see that the facts have consistently shown no real actionable intelligence came from these Torture tactics.

    Of Course cheney and bush wanted to spread the propiganda that torture saved lives because they didn't want to go to jail. Neither of them nor Rumsfeld are free to travel to Europe, because there are several courts anxious to put them on the witness stand.

    Cheney by the way, is now wanted in Africa over a bribery charge from when he was CEO of HALIBURTON, and of course it had to do with some big oil deal. As the facts come out about the bush/cheney years, the apologists will be more and more embarassed for having backed a hell of a lot of bullshit that went on in our names, accomplished under the guise of keeping us safe, while in actuality the wars and this damned 'war on terror' was nothing but a 'resource war' over control of oil. Lets not put anymore oil men in the white house. LOL !!!
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    May 13, 2011 5:22 AM GMT
    I wonder why socal hasn't posted a comment on this thread?
    He has seemed so obsessed with this news topic recently!

    And bravo to Sen. McCain!
    It's nice to see him put what's right and true and AMERICAN - ahead of partisan politics.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 13, 2011 5:45 AM GMT
    I don't know if we average Americans will ever really know the full truth about any of this and how it came down. I've heard so many versions of the story in the past 10 days my head is spinning icon_eek.gif