In a strong pushback against claims made by former Vice President Dick Cheney, Sen. John McCain insisted on Sunday that the use of torture on terrorism suspects violated international law, didn't work, and actually helped al Qaeda recruit additional members.
"I think the interrogations were in violation of the Geneva Conventions and the convention against torture that we ratified under President Reagan," said the Arizona Republican. "I think these interrogations, once publicized, helped al Qaeda recruit. I got that from an al Qaeda operative in a prison camp in Iraq... I think that the ability of us to work with our allies was harmed. And I believe that information, according go the FBI and others, could have been gained through other members."
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:46 PM on Aug. 30, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 PM on Aug. 30, 2009
It's kinda like rape victims, after 8 years you can NOT prosecute a rapist for the incident. It is just one of those things. There is a term for it but my brain has frozen.
There isn't a statute of limitations on torture (is that what you were thinking of?)
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:58 PM on Aug. 30, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:59 PM on Aug. 30, 2009
Ah ha statute of limitations! Gah my brain was hurting from that one.
LOL..I HATE when that happens, I'll sit up in bed HOURS later with teh word I was thinking of! lol
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:59 PM on Aug. 30, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:01 PM on Aug. 30, 2009
I still don't get why we are pressing this issue but NOT going after Rendition, too??? Clinton, Bush, and Obama all condone Rendition and if we are going to investigate Bush on interrogation tactics, then maybe we need to open the whole can of worms and investigate Clinton on Rendition as well, don't ya think? That Seems slightly partisan to me, yes!
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:01 PM on Aug. 30, 2009