Monday, September 25, 2006

McCain Names Practices

WaPo reported A Republican senator who played a leading role in drafting new rules for U.S. interrogations of terrorism suspects said yesterday that he believes a compromise bill embraced by party leaders and the White House will bar some of the most extreme techniques said to have been used by the CIA.

McCain should be waterborded, sleep deprived, and put in a cold room until he reveals why he thinks he has a snowball's chance of getting the Republican nomination in 2008.
Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) named three measures that he said would no longer be allowed under a provision barring techniques that cause serious mental or physical suffering by U.S. detainees: extreme sleep deprivation, forced hypothermia and "waterboarding," which simulates drowning. He also said other "extreme measures" would be banned.
I am sure the Jihadists will be happy to hear what they should and don't need to train their people to deal with.
McCain's remarks were unusual because public officials involved in the lengthy public debate about U.S. interrogation practices have rarely made specific references to the CIA's actions. Instead, they have made general claims about the need for rough interrogations or a desire to stop abusive behavior.


Anonymous said...

I hope you understand that John McCain underwent torture for years as a POW. I think that kind of gives him a moral high ground that your hateful ignorance cannot begin to grasp.

Don Singleton said...

I know he did, but he is an absolute idiot if he thinks that if treat prisoners like honored guests that the enemy will treat our soldiers the same way when they are captured.

There is no way that we are doing anything close to what McCain suffered when he was a POW, and we do treat captured soldiers (in uniform) with full Geneva Convention rights, but those rights should not be extended to fighters who dress like civilians, but who would cut our soldiers heads off if they capture them

Greta said...

I may have to disagree with you Don. I am not a huge McCain fan - but I think stooping to a lower level of humane treatment is not the American way. It keeps us above all others to follow guidelines all the time. It will not help cut down on the torture of our own soldiers in the event they are captured, but that is not the point. The true definition of what is torture and what is not needs to be clearly defined with time-tested research & humanistic standards. Not - from one man's experienc.

Don Singleton said...

The true definition of torture is clearly defined, and neither our military or our CIA engage in it, nor would I want them to.

There are harsh interrogation techniques, that do not cause death or permanent injury that I would not want our military to be involved with, but which I do believe that there are a few high value targets, that the CIA, with the approval of the President, should be allowed to use.