“John McCain is misguided in his stance against enhanced interrogation techniques,” former one term
senator and current GOP presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, solemnly proclaimed this week. "Senator McCain doesn’t understand how enhanced interrogation works." Pennsylvania
“Everything I’ve read shows that we would not have gotten this information as to who this man was [bin Laden’s courier] if it had not been gotten information [sic] from people who were subject to enhanced interrogation,” Santorum insisted in a somewhat less than articulate fashion.
“I mean, you break somebody, and after they’re broken, they become cooperative.”
Can his man possibly believe it’s that easy?
Can he possibly believe deep in his social conscience that ‘breaking’ people and forcing them to cooperate after they’re ‘broken’ is moral and ethical?
This is the same Rick Santorum who:
· Called George W. Bush the first Catholic president (Bush is a Methodist and JFK was the first Catholic president);
· Wants intelligent design, a.k.a. creationism taught in the public schools;
· Objected to moderate GOP calls for less emphasis on conservative social issues in the 2012 presidential campaign;
· Once said: “I have no problem with homosexuality. I have a problem with homosexual acts.”
· Once said: “…if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything.”
· Complained frequently about trial lawyers and medical malpractice cases; voted to cap pain and suffering damages in such cases to $250,000, while his wife hired a trial lawyer and sued her chiropractor for $500,000 for pain and suffering damages, and accepted a verdict of $350,000, which was later reduced to $175,000, and deemed “excessive” by an appellate court;
· Spoke out firmly against all stem cell research as immoral and unethical, then accepted $50,000 in contributions from companies that do stem cell research;
· Blamed the Catholic priest sex scandal on “liberals in
Now this Rick Santorum fellow is running for President of the United States claiming that Senator John McCain, a decorated Navy pilot, Vietnam veteran, and victim of the most extreme, cruel, and ghastly torture tactics imaginable as a prisoner of war in a Viet Cong concentration camp – a man who was himself broken by enhanced interrogation -- is misguided, and doesn’t understand torture techniques.
What else does this guy believe?
Oh, yeah … he believes he has a chance in 2012.