No, Torture Was Irrelevant

May 5 2011 @ 5:47pm

John McCain is the latest to confirm that the war crimes of the last administration had nothing to do with the discovery and killing of Osama bin Laden:

“So far, I know of no information that was obtained, that would have been useful, by ‘advanced interrogation.’ In fact, according to published reports … some of the key people who knew about this courrier denied it [under torture] … I stand on the side of the United States and by the Geneva conventions, of which we are signatories, which we were in violation of by waterboarding.”

Is this all the GOP really claims from the Bush era with respect to the war on terror? If they can't trumpet Iraq (botched) or Afghanistan (botched), is torture what they regard as their signature achievement? Despite the fact that Obama found and killed Osama bin Laden without any torture at all.