Crazy Rick Santorum Loves Waterboarding

Rick Santorum is a dedicated Catholic. He was born May 10, 1958 and is a former United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a member of the Republican Party.  He was the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference and is considered both a social and fiscal conservative. He is particularly known for his stances on the U.S. invasion of Iraq, social security, intelligent design, creationism, homosexuality, and the Terri Schiavo case.

He is also a prospective presidential candidate and has already formed a presidential exploratory committee.

Here’s the latest poison to spew from the maw of the former senator:

Former Sen. Rick Santorum said Tuesday that Sen. John McCain, who spent 5 1/2 years enduring brutal treatment at the hands of his North Vietnamese captors, does not know how effective waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques can be. The Republican presidential contender insisted the tactics led the United States to al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a speech last week that waterboarding al-Qaida’s No. 3 leader, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, did not provide information that led to bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan.

McCain said he asked CIA Director Leon Panetta for the facts, and that the hunt for bin Laden did not begin with fresh information from Mohammed. In fact, the name of bin Laden’s courier, Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti, came from a detainee held in another country.

“Not only did the use of enhanced interrogation techniques on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed not provide us with key leads on bin Laden’s courier, Abu Ahmed, it actually produced false and misleading information,” McCain said.

In an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday, Santorum said McCain was wrong.

“Everything I’ve read shows that we would not have gotten this information as to who this man was if it had not been gotten information from people who were subject to enhanced interrogation,” Santorum said. “And so this idea that we didn’t ask that question while Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was being waterboarded, he (McCain) doesn’t understand how enhanced interrogation works.

“I mean, you break somebody, and after they’re broken, they become cooperative. And that’s when we got this information. And one thing led to another, and led to another, and that’s how we ended up with bin Laden,” said Santorum.

What do you think about the use of waterboarding as an interrogation tool?  Do you think it’s torture?  Let us know in the comments section.

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One Response to Crazy Rick Santorum Loves Waterboarding

  1. Norman Rampart

    December 14, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Humanity eh? What can you do?