John McCain: Down With Waterboarding
Posted on Nov 14, 2011
Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain, you’re on notice. John McCain took to Twitter on Monday, being a cyber-savvy senator and all, to disapprove of the two GOP candidates’ pro-waterboarding stance, as stated at Saturday’s Republican presidential debate.
Sharing McCain’s stance on the outlawed interrogation practice was President Obama, who told reporters Sunday that “waterboarding is torture.” Here’s more on McCain’s tweeted disdain. —KA
“Washington Wire” in The Wall Street Journal:
In a post on his Twitter account, Mr. McCain said he was “very disappointed by statements” at Saturday’s Republican presidential debate in South Carolina in support of waterboarding, the controversial interrogation technique that was banned by President Barack Obama as one of his first acts in office.
During the debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Atlanta businessman Herman Cain said the technique should be reinstated as an acceptable means to force otherwise uncooperative prisoners to divulge information.
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