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Kilmeade: McCain ?Should Not Be Allowed To Talk On Torture? Because ?He Was Tortured?

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on April 29th, 2009 4:33 am by HL

Kilmeade: McCain ?Should Not Be Allowed To Talk On Torture? Because ?He Was Tortured?
On CBS’ Face The Nation this past Sunday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that “resignation would be a decision” that Judge Jay Bybee, who authored one of the recently released torture memos, “would have to make on his own.” McCain added that Bybee had “fundamentally” misinterpreted “what the United States is all about, much less […]

On CBS’ Face The Nation this past Sunday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that “resignation would be a decision” that Judge Jay Bybee, who authored one of the recently released torture memos, “would have to make on his own.” McCain added that Bybee had “fundamentally” misinterpreted “what the United States is all about, much less things like the Geneva Conventions.”

On the Brian And The Judge radio show yesterday, Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade responded to McCain’s argument by saying that the former prisoner of war “should not be allowed to talk on torture because he is clearly somebody who went through unspeakable pain and punishment”:

KILMEADE: But he was tortured, he was tortured.

NAPOLITANO: And his views of torture are irrelevant?

KILMEADE: Are skewed.

NAPOLITANO: Because of what happened to him?

KILMEADE: Are skewed.

NAPOLITANO: I think his views are particularly telling.

KILMEADE: But what do you think, he’s going to be pro-torture after having been through it?

NAPOLITANO: No, of course he’s not going to be pro-torture.

Listen here:

McCain, who was tortured during the Vietnam war, responded last week to the revelation that the U.S. had waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed 183 times by saying, “One is too much. Waterboarding is torture, period.” After saying McCain shouldn’t be able to talk about torture, Kilmeade added, “and plus, I don’t think this is torture.”

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CNN?s Rick Sanchez calls out DeMint?s vapid talking point: ?What the hell does that mean??
Today, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) appeared on CNN to talk about Sen. Arlen Specter’s switch to the Democratic party. Host Rick Sanchez asked DeMint about Specter’s statement that the Republican party is becoming more narrowly focused on the far right. DeMint replied, “Quite the opposite. We’re seeing across the country right now that the biggest […]

Today, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) appeared on CNN to talk about Sen. Arlen Specter’s switch to the Democratic party. Host Rick Sanchez asked DeMint about Specter’s statement that the Republican party is becoming more narrowly focused on the far right. DeMint replied, “Quite the opposite. We’re seeing across the country right now that the biggest tent of all is the tent of freedom.” Sanchez then stopped DeMint, demanding, “What the hell does that mean? The ‘biggest tent’ is ‘freedom’? Freedom? You’ve got to do better than that!” Watch it:

As part of this “big tent,” DeMint cited the people who came out for the anti-Obama tea parties.

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