Monday, March 10, 2008

He was against waterboarding before he was for it.

Not too long ago, McCain sided with Bush's veto of a bill that would've banned waterboarding. So how is it last night on 60 Minutes McCain was asked whether or not the use of waterboarding was torture and McCain said "yes" and yet had zero follow-up questions to this inconsistency? If it was torture, meaning against the law, I presume McCain would therefore be against it, and yet he voted for a veto that blocked getting rid of it.
Pelley asked him about American interrogation methods today. Asked if water boarding is torture, McCain said, "Sure. Yes. Without a doubt."

"So the United States has been torturing POWs?" Pelley asked.

"Yes. Scott, we prosecuted Japanese war criminals after World War II.
And one of the charges brought against them, for which they were convicted, was that they water-boarded Americans," McCain said.

"How did we lose our way?" Pelley asked.

"I don't know the answer to that."
McCain's love affair with the media continues. Perhaps either Obama or Hillary will be able to ask him some questions on this matter in a future debate. I for one would love to hear Mr. Straight Talk's answer.

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