Interesting that McCain is now saying that torture is okay.McCain pounced on his friend and former opponent for the Republican nomination. As someone who spent five years as a prisoner of war in a North Vietnamese prison camp where he said he was the subject of beatings and harsh interrogations, McCain has long spoke passionately on the issue.
All I can say is that it was used in the Spanish Inquisition, it was used in Pol Pots genocide in Cambodia, and there are reports that it is being used against Buddhist monks today, McCain said in interview with the New York Times in response to Giuliani comments. They should know what it is. It is not a complicated procedure. It is torture.
But on Wednesday, when the Senate voted on the intelligence bill, which includes a provision that effectively bans waterboarding from being used as an interrogation technique by all 16 intelligence agencies, McCain voted against the bill.
The bill passed 51-45, but President Bush has promised to veto it.