McCain: 'Enhanced Interrogation' Did Not Lead to bin Laden's Killing

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    It looks like conservatives aren't even in agreement with each other when it comes to taking credit for anything that has to do with how the information was obtained which eventually led to discovering bin Laden's whereabouts.


     
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    McCain is a conservative?
     
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    The man was tortured for 6 years in a Hanoi prison. Not surprising he's sort of against it.
     
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    He's also the ranking member on the Senate Armed Services Committee and has access to classified information which others don't.
     
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    I find it amazing the sorts of extrapolations that are being made in this regard.

    They did have KSM and he did give them a name. The name wasn't even a real name. But here's the kicker..it wasn't done under torture. It gave them the info months after they stopped waterboarding him in a normal interrogation. But the Bush administration had given up the search. The Bush administration disbanded the units searching for Bin Laden. So even THAT intel sat collecting dust. It was only AFTER Obama re-activated the units searching for Bin Laden, that they even were able to connect some dots.

    But for supporters none of this means anything.

    KSM was tortured...he gave up a name..and Osama Bin Laden was caught. That's the only parts of the story they want to hear.:lol:

    Because using that same ridiculous logic you can assign credit..or blame...to just about anything. No context needed.
     
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    I thought McCain was a Progressive liberal, didn't Obama do just about everything McCain ran off of only x10?
     
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    For the most part, I don't think most Americans are buying into the conservative mantra (pushed by former Bush administration officials) that Bush deserves significant credit (if any credit at all) for finding and killing OBL. There's just TOO much evidence that Bush turned his back on the search in favor of other priorities.

    All this revisionist history by conservatives is little more than talking points to rally the faithful. The rest of America is not fooled.
     
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    noooo sorry charlie...he was against it before he was for it, one of the many reasons I didn't vote for him, he flipped to agreeing with torture for the election as pandering move, and frankly, hes just a babbling jackass at this point, I have seen him take 3-4 sides on this issue, I trust him, not at all.
     
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    I believe Obama get's all the credit... I think Obama himself Kun Fu chopped OBL in the face and that's what killed him... I also think it was the addition of 2 wars, the expansion of Afghanistan and not ending the Iraq war and of course tens of thousands of civilians killed in the process that helped Obama achieve in his ninja like, bad ass killing of OBL... Of course the Democrat voter base loving the invasion of other countries, escalation of wars and killing of civilians that made it all possible.
     
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    Getting the bus ready?
     
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