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Fox Business guest says torture ‘worked’ on 'Songbird' John McCain
The Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2018 | Erik Wemple

Posted on 05/10/2018 12:52:20 PM PDT by Trump20162020

During a discussion with host Charles Payne on Fox Business Network, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney was asked to opine on the criticism faced by Gina Haspel, who was grilled on Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee in her pursuit of confirmation for the top job at the CIA. Having played a role in the CIA’s interrogation/torture program during the 2000s, Haspel waffled a bit as Democratic senators pushed her on the morality of the methods, which are no longer in force.

McInerney was riding with Trump on this one: “It’s very simple to me, Charles. If we have some terrorists and the possibility of five nuclear weapons going off in U.S. cities, I want to use any method that will determine where they are, when it’s going to happen and how we can nullify them,” he said. “I’m not interested in values. I’m interested in saving a million American lives. It is very simple. And that kabuki that went on yesterday on the Senate intel committee by the Democratic members is the [inaudible] set of questions I’ve ever heard. And it ought to ensure all our viewers — never elect a Democrat again. ”

Payne noted that McCain himself, a Republican, had declined to endorse Haspel and asked McInerney how lawmakers should evaluate the nominee. “Well, she can’t use it anymore because we’ve determined — the Congress — that it’s not legal. The fact is, is John McCain — it worked on John. That’s why they call him ‘Songbird John,’ ” said McInerney, who was appearing on the network as a guest, though he formerly served as a Fox News contributor.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Arizona
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1 posted on 05/10/2018 12:52:21 PM PDT by Trump20162020
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To: Trump20162020

Truth hurts.


2 posted on 05/10/2018 12:54:24 PM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: Trump20162020

It’s too bad the VC didn’t and do us a favor and snuff his ass.


3 posted on 05/10/2018 12:54:37 PM PDT by JME_FAN (uired to)
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To: Trump20162020

Ouch. That will really leave a mark.


4 posted on 05/10/2018 12:55:35 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Trump20162020

‘Songbird John’

His final epitaph?

The Manchurian Candidate?


5 posted on 05/10/2018 12:55:37 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: Trump20162020
This article reminded me of "Chuck"...


6 posted on 05/10/2018 12:56:41 PM PDT by newfreep ("INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" @HOROWITZ39, DAVID HOROWITZ)
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To: Trump20162020

Well, he is right. and I’ll add mccaniac is one of the biggest POSs ever elected to anything. He wont be missed by me.


7 posted on 05/10/2018 12:56:47 PM PDT by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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To: JME_FAN

Are you kidding...he was their best asset!


8 posted on 05/10/2018 12:57:01 PM PDT by gr8eman (Since God has been banished from our classrooms, Satan has filled the void.)
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To: Trump20162020

THAT’s gonna leave a mark!!!!

Bet Songbird croaks when he hears it. Wouldn’t that be perfect?


9 posted on 05/10/2018 12:57:19 PM PDT by Basket_of_Deplorables (President Trump: Please Fire Sessions!!! You have nothing to lose.)
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To: BeauBo
‘Songbird John’
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All he'll leave is a legacy of treason.

10 posted on 05/10/2018 12:58:57 PM PDT by sailor76 ( TRUMP, is still my hero.)
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To: Trump20162020

Perfect and truthful comment. A lot said in few words.


11 posted on 05/10/2018 12:58:57 PM PDT by falcon99
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To: JME_FAN

Or kept him along with the other POWs that were left.


12 posted on 05/10/2018 12:59:06 PM PDT by wally_bert (I didn't get where I am today by selling ice cream tasting of bookends, pumice stone & West Germany)
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To: Trump20162020

” If we have some terrorists and the possibility of five nuclear weapons going off in U.S. cities, I want to use any method that will determine where they are, when it’s going to happen and how we can nullify them,””

I know a method that would help. Don’t let in anyone from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, or ANY “stan”.


13 posted on 05/10/2018 1:00:01 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Trump20162020

Whoa! McInerney said that!?!

All I got is LOLOL


14 posted on 05/10/2018 1:00:40 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Trump20162020

It was the threat of torture on MCCain that worked.

The Cong knew who his father was and always treated him well on his Hanoi Hilton.

McCain was a songbird no matter


15 posted on 05/10/2018 1:01:12 PM PDT by WashingtonFire (President Trump - it's like having your dad as President)
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To: Basket_of_Deplorables

It would. I’d enjoy nothing more than having to keep my television turned off this weekend because of all the funeral hype going on.


16 posted on 05/10/2018 1:01:15 PM PDT by publana (Somebody needs to give Sessions an epi pen and see that it is utilized.)
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To: Trump20162020
McCain was a prisoner of war for over five years in North Vietnam while serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War. His captors repeatedly broke his arms, leaving him without the ability to raise them over his head today.

That has been DISPUTED by some fellow captors, who recall how McCain's arms were broken from his parachute fall, and the VC refused to set them correctly, so they never properly healed. Others said they treated him like a VIPO because of his daddy the Admiral. Are there any POWs who witnessed his being tortured at all?

17 posted on 05/10/2018 1:01:26 PM PDT by montag813
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To: WashingtonFire

Yep! He started singing in the hospital before he ever saw the inside of the Hanoi Hilton. There’s video of it.


18 posted on 05/10/2018 1:03:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: gr8eman

They better erect a very tall fence around his grave and post an armed guard 24-7 ... Because if I ever get the opportunity, I am going to piss on his grave.


19 posted on 05/10/2018 1:03:13 PM PDT by JME_FAN (uired to)
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To: Trump20162020

It truly is preposterous how dangerous political correctness is, especially when it come to national defense.

We have gone from FDR’s internment camps to Truman’s dropping bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to Eisenhower’s mass deportations to quibbling over waterboarding.

You cannot win wars by playing patty cake with one arm tied behind your back. The primary purpose of the federal government and our military in wartime is to kill people and destroy enemy targets.

It was sad to watch Gina Haspel have to capitulate to having a “moral compass” yesterday. I wish she had retorted to some of the pious senators about whether they possessed such rectitude.


20 posted on 05/10/2018 1:03:18 PM PDT by edie1960
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