Fox News Military Guest: Torture Is Good, ‘It Worked on John McCain’


#244

If “useful” is defined by the same parameters, then no.


#245

You don’t understand the intent of the confession. It doesn’t matter if it was true in his particular case. The Vietnamese wanted the same confession from all of them.


#246

Did they confess to anything that betrayed their service to the US?

When you answer “no,” you’ll be admitting that the torture against them did not work.


#247

It doesn’t matter. You remember the picture of the little girl in the highway, the one that got burned?


#248

Irrelevant to the false claims made by McInerney and @johnwk2 that torture worked on McCain.


#249

Of course it worked. You think he wanted to make that confession?


#250

We’ve come to an agreed upon definition of what equates to success and what equates to failure.

Torture did not work on McCain. Period.


#251

Your consensus is incorrect. They wanted the confession, not intel.


#252

Did it lead to McCain making a recording used by the Vietnamese for propaganda purposes?

JWK


#253

Okay Sneaky.


#254

You need to do some studying.


#255

Irrelevant. McInerney and you are wrong. Torture did not work on McCain. He did not give them any intel that placed American lives or assets at risk. If you cannot accept that truth, as most all others have, including Fox in their decision to no longer have McInerney on their network, then I do not know what else there is to discuss.


#256

You think they cared about the inner workings of McCain’s plane?

What was the target of their propaganda?


#257

They weren’t after intel.


#258

Yes, I’m sure the enemy was completely opposed to quality intelligence that could lead to victory. Makes perfect sense.


#259

McCain did well. He is one of the cases for why the way it is taught now.


#260

I think all the pro-torture Americans in this thread are missing a huge opportunity.

Just get together and have each other waterboarded for a year. Then, again, post that on YouTube and it will go a long way in proving it’s not really torture. Why aren’t you guys jumping on this? It’s so simple.


#261

You don’t understand the schwerpunkt of the conflict.


#262

What possible intelligence could a Naval aviator have that would lead the NVA to victory over the US?


#263

Did torture lead to McCain making a recording used by the Vietnamese for propaganda purposes?

JWK