That’s right, folks. john McCain can shut his old, wrinkly claptrap about being tortured.
All the things done to McCain in Vietnam – stress positions, sleep deprivation, extreme temperatures, withholding medical attention, beatings – were legalized by the Military Commissions Act of 2006.
No war crimes were committed against McCain. And the techniques used are, according to the president, tools to extract accurate information. And so the false confessions that McCain was forced to make were, according to the logic of the Bush administration, as accurate as the “intelligence” we have procured from “interrogating” terror suspects…the government of the United States now practices the very same techniques that the Communist government of North Vietnam once proudly used against American soldiers.
HEY, OLD MAN! QUIT YER BITCHIN’! I’m sure Ho Chi Minh determined that Enhanced Interogation Techniques were necessary to guard against the American threat, so who are you to complain?
Do you hear these guys complaining?: