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McCain rejects torture
scene in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Associated Press, by Donna Cassatta

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/18/2012 11:02:16 PM

WASHINGTON — The movie “Zero Dark Thirty” suggests that the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques led to Osama bin Laden. Republican Sen. John McCain watched the movie Monday night and says it left him sick — because it’s wrong. McCain has said the waterboarding of al-Qaida’s No. 3 leader, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, did not provide information that led to the bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. McCain said Tuesday that he was provided a copy of the movie and the filmmakers fell “hook, line and sinker” for the notion that enhanced interrogation provided the critical information. The Senate Intelligence Committee

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/18/2012 11:27:06 PM     (No. 9073604)

Wrong link. Should be to McCain rejecting "torture" led to finding bin Laden.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: balogreene, 12/19/2012 12:05:29 AM     (No. 9073621)

The link worked fine for me.

I think John McCain is seeing the world as he´d like it to be. We´ve all read the stories of enhanced interrogation working, somewhere sometime. Maybe the movie took some artistic license, and changed the person it worked on. I don´t remember who squealed, but someone did. Since we do not torture, like other governments, if it didn´t work, we wouldn´t do it. Americans are generally good people. Even the interrogators.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/19/2012 1:22:55 AM     (No. 9073659)

KSM was waterboarded and it´s a known fact he spilled real, valuable intelligence. John McCain, with good reason, is not a rational voice on the subject of torture vs enhanced interrogation.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: liberalslovetaxes, 12/19/2012 2:20:48 AM     (No. 9073676)

McCain needs to shut his piehole.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/19/2012 3:27:29 AM     (No. 9073687)

The guy who did the interrogating said it worked. Can´t remember his name but it´s hispanic.I think he´s written a book about it.

McCain thinks he´s the leading authority on this simply because he was a POW.

IIRC,lawyers and doctors were present during harsh interrogations,it wasn´t like one of Saddam´s testicle shocking torture rooms.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/19/2012 4:01:59 AM     (No. 9073692)

#3 is correct. We did get good information from waterboarding. But it did not lead us to bin Laden, however. If it had, we would have captured him long ago. Zero didn´t want to even try capturing him even though he was already practically on his deathbed--he had him assassinated just as he had Al Awlaki (sp?) assassinated. Obama, the tyrant, thinks it is okay to go around killing people aa he pleases.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: gtb3, 12/19/2012 11:31:03 AM     (No. 9074375)

McCain is right and wrong. From what I´ve read, while KSM provided no specific info on the courier who was tracked to UBL´s lair, his deceptive/evasive answers lead to greater
interest in this person that subsequently lead to his ID, tracking and the location of UBL´s lair. I refuse to believe Pakistan´s ISI did not know where UBL was.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: viking diver, 12/19/2012 12:03:20 PM     (No. 9074437)

#2 I respectfully disagree with your premise that "American" interrogators would be more humane. Having gone through the special forces "evade and capture" training, I know for a fact what "our" interrogators are capable of and still carry some of the scars from my incounters with them trying to get my "special word" BTW they didn´t get it either!

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