McCain pushes back against Cheney, says torture violated law

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    Sen. John McCain disagrees with former Vice President Dick Cheney’s claim that enhanced interrogation techniques helped keep the country safe.

    “I think the interrogations were in violation of the Geneva Conventions and the convention against torture that we ratified under President Reagan,” McCain told CBS’ Bob Schieffer Sunday.


    “I think these interrogations, once publicized, helped al Qaeda recruit."

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    OH oh...

    Watch for Boss Limbaugh to throw McCain out of the party on Monday
     
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    Question, who do you agree with...Cheney or Mccain. Just throwing it out there to you all.
     
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    Al Qaeda has trouble getting together a foursome for tennis or golf because as soon as more than three of them meet they get blowed up.

    John McCain is talking out his ass, just like when he was throwing the election to Obama
     
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    Hell yea! What does McCain know about torture anyway???
     
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    lol....

    the extremists always hated that McCain didn't toe the party line on this issue.
     
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    Cheney knows more about it...he went to viet nam 5 times! ....of uh well, Cheney did something with Viet nam five times, if memory serves.
     
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    This McCain we need in the party. The Palins we don't. The Limbaughs we don't. The whackos we don't. Go start your own party, and blow that one up, like you blew this one up. Real Americans hate you.
     
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    lol...yep... those five deferrals make him a real expert ....

    in being a chickenhawk...
     
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    I find this is a complete mischaracterization of the arguments.

    Cheney isnt arguing that torture is lawful. He is arguing that waterboarding and whatever other interrogation techniques used werent torture.

    Whether you agree with him or not, you can't have an honest discussion unless you are honest about what is being argued.
     
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