O'Reilly Ignored McCain Op-Ed On Bin Laden
By: Steve - May 13, 2011 - 10:30am
In a Washington Post op-ed Thursday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) writes that the evidence used to find Osama Bin Laden was not produced by torture. The Senator also said that the waterboarding of Khalid Sheik Mohammed yielded "false and misleading information."
And yet, O'Reilly ignored the story, because it proves he is lying when he says waterboarding got the info that led to the killing of Bin Laden.
Here are some quotes from the McCain op-ed:
Torture didn't lead the United States to Osama bin Laden, and the mission shouldn't be used to justify the country's use of it in the past, argues Sen. John McCain.
Writing on Thursday's Washington Post op-ed page, the Arizona Republican - and himself a former prisoner of war - said "enhanced interrogation techniques" like waterboarding have no place in U.S. treatment of prisoners of war. He also dismisses the claims some Republicans in Congress and former Bush administration officials have been making about the tough handling of detainees leading directly to bin Laden.
"I don't mourn the loss of any terrorist's life. What I do mourn is what we lose when, by official policy or official neglect, we confuse or encourage those who fight this war for us to forget that best sense of ourselves," McCain wrote. "Through the violence, chaos and heartache of war, through deprivation and cruelty and loss, we are always Americans, and different, stronger and better than those who would destroy us."
NOTE: Notice that O'Reilly has not even had John McCain on the Factor to discuss it, that's because he knows McCain would prove he is wrong, and O'Reilly does not like to be told he is wrong.
McCain also said this: Mukasey's conclusions are false, said McCain, who cited information he said he got directly from CIA Director Leon Panetta. "The trail to bin Laden did not begin with a disclosure from Khalid Sheik Mohammed, who was waterboarded 183 times."
Intelligence officials first learned the nickname of bin Laden's courier -Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti - "from a detainee held in another country, who was not tortured." And, he added, "None of the three detainees who were waterboarded provided Abu Ahmed's real name, his whereabouts or an accurate description of his role in Al Qaeda."
The waterboarding of Mohammed, in fact, yielded "false and misleading information" about the courier, McCain said. The staff of the Senate intelligence committee has told him that the best information that led to bin Laden came through non-coercive means.
To McCain, though, the lines are clear: "Mistreatment of enemy prisoners endangers our own troops, who might someday be held captive" and stands in opposition to the American principle that "an individual's human rights [are] superior to the will of the majority or the wishes of government."
"Ultimately, this is more than a utilitarian debate," he said. "This is a moral debate. It is about who we are."
Suck on that O'Reilly, you dishonest fraud of a journalist. You either have McCain on to discuss it, or your credibility is zero.
NOTE: As of 5-25-2011, O'Reilly has still not said a word about the McCain op-ed. And he never will, he is leaving his viewers with the false impression that Bin Laden was found by waterboarding, which is just a lie, and O'Reilly knows it.
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