Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:04 PM
Purveyor (24,918 posts)
McCain Cracks Jokes About Hostages And Waterboarding
By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 18:18 EST
Senator John McCain, the US Navy veteran who was tortured during his years in a Vietnam prison, joked Tuesday about the prospect of a colleague being held hostage in Afghanistan and another being waterboarded.
Senator “Lindsey Graham was with us. He remains in Afghanistan doing his active duty as a colonel in the Air Force reserve,” McCain began.
“We hope that he is not held hostage for — well, some of us hope that he is,” said McCain, the Republican nominee who lost the 2008 presidential election to Barack Obama.
But he then added that he looked forward to “mercilessly” interrogating his friend Kerry, a fellow Vietnam War veteran, at his upcoming Senate confirmation hearing.
“We will bring back for the only time waterboarding to get the truth out of him,” McCain quipped.
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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:18 PM
JI7 (53,059 posts)
4. this is typical mccain, only thing that makes this not as bad as it could be
is that he is actually opposed to torture and he said it against those who are friends.