Watch Senator John McCain's eloquent condemnation of CIA torture

Sen. John McCain may have surprised some of his Republican colleagues by his eloquent condemnation of torture as an offense against our "national honor."

He called the report released today by the outgoing chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee into the practice of torture used by the CIA against captured terrorists to be "thorough and thoughtful." The CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation" such as waterboarding , he said, ""stained our national honor, did much harm, and little practical good."

If America is to be better than its enemies, we must  maintain a higher standard of behavior. "Our enemies act without conscience. We must not," he said.

It was a courageous, powerful, honest and persuasive statement.

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  • Torture is wrong? Well, who knew...

    Why was this released now? For moral reasons? Is one of the national parties going to release State secrets every time they get beat up in nation elections?

    I guess Snowden isn't such a traitor then, huh Johnny?

  • Profetic quote from a few good men seems to apply here "You f$&!ing people, you have no idea how to defend a nation. You just weakened a country today Kaffee, that’s all you did. You put people’s lives in danger. Sweet dreams son."

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