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Sunday, September 24, 2006

McCain on Torture

Whereas This Week with George Stephanopoulos just ignored the whole torture debate (clearly the biggest story this week), and on Fox News Sunday Brit Hume yelled at Juan Williams for even using the word 'torture,' on Face the Nation they have John McCain on and are actually grilling him.


Q: Do these techniques even work?

John McCain: They work to an extent, but we have to be very careful because we have many examples of if you torture someone they'll tell you anything [to make you stop].

Q: But can you give a specific example of when torture has ever resulted in valuable information?

JM: Only what the president talked about in his speech. There has been some valuable info gained. What techniques were used i don't know. But we have to have the moral high ground and we cant' violate the Geneva Conventions, which we've stuck to for 50 years. That's why we didn't touch the Geneva Conventions.
Didn't touch them? Does he really buy his own BS? Maybe in the sense of "we no longer have to adhere to them" we didn't touch them, true.

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