John McCain knows torture; Santorum knows nothing
Rick Santorum blasts McCain
Rick Santorum, he of the Google name problem, has said of Senator and torture victim John McCain, “he (McCain) doesn't understand how enhanced interrogation works.” Now I am no great fan of John McCain, but I do believe that he knows a little about torture. You see before he became a laughing stock, McCain was one of my heroes because of his stint in Vietnam as a POW. McCain spent 5 ½ years in prison and was tortured on a daily basis. He has said in the past that torture worked on him.
However, after the death of Osama bin Laden, McCain has said that he spoke with the CIA chief and found that torture did not lead to the death of bin Laden. Santorum said that he read everything and was almost positive that torture led to the capture of bin Laden. Almost certain, or I spoke with head of the CIA, which do you put more trust in.
McCain was a pilot during the Vietnam conflict. He flew sorties over North Vietnam. He was shot down on October 12, 1967. His right arm does not work correctly. He walks with a slight limp and this puppy Congressman from Pennsylvania feels that he knows more about torture than McCain.
That is the arrogance of the GOP. Santorum was 11-years-old when McCain was shot down. He has never been to war and has never faced any enhanced interrogation techniques, but he knows more than McCain. Some members of the GOP will continue with their own agenda in the face of evidence to the contrary. Look at the issue with the birthers. Now, though there is clear evidence that the guy who gave us bin Laden was not even imprisoned by in Guantanamo, Santorum keeps trying to sell the American public on torture.
The problem is that there are those who believe him, even though a true American Patriot says it is not so. Someone should give Rick Santorum a copy of John McCain’s book where he talks about his life in prison. He could use a history lesson.