John McCain calls Bush Administration's Waterboarding "Torture"
TheCameraObscura | April 20, 2009 at 01:32 pmby
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On Fox News, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) responded to the startling information that detainee Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times. “It’s unacceptable,” McCain said, adding:
One is too much. Waterboarding is torture, period. I can ensure you that once enough physical pain is inflicted on someone, they will tell that interrogator whatever they think they want to hear. And most importantly, it serves as a great propaganda tool for those who recruit people to fight against us.
McCain later reiterated his point, “The image of the United States of America throughout the world is a recruiting tool for Islamic extremists.”
I have tried several times to add more info, but this story refuses to save it or load it. Is the CIA listening? Hmmmm...