The nimble legal mind at work and play
The lesser of the three AssRockets at Power Line (that would be Paul the
goofy goofier goofiest looking one) shares how a crack mind forged in the fires of Dartmouth and Stanford can reach the most logical conclusions that elude the reality-based riff raff:
McCain is fond of asserting that you can’t get reliable information through torture. In doing so, he relies on his experience in North Vietnam. However, the ineffectiveness of the crude tactics of his prison guards of 40 years ago does not demonstrate that the tactics available to us today are ineffective. In fact, it appears that our tactics worked well with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. If they didn’t work, why would Vice President Cheney and our top military leaders be so insistent on not taking them off the table. Surely McCain does not buy into the notion that Cheney takes the position he does because he is evil. In fact, as noted above, McCain’s position isn’t really that different from Cheney’s. It’s just that Cheney is willing to take the heat for defending tactics that will save lives. In this instance, Cheney, not McCain, is the American hero.
And sometimes torture is not so effective
At least 108 people have died in American custody in Iraq and Afghanistan, most of them violently, according to government data provided to The Associated Press. Roughly a quarter of those deaths have been investigated as possible abuse by U.S. personnel.
It is important to note that, although they died, the cause of their deaths wasn’t “crude”.
We’re Americans, afterall….