Like a moth to the flame…McCain drawn to warmth of publicity.

John McCain took to the Senate floor today, granted time by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and grateful for the publicity, “crossed party lines,” giving legitimacy to the Dems’ brazen political play.

How times and the players have changed. Last year, even former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, a Democrat, credited enhanced interrogation techniques —- including waterboarding of top Al Qaeda operatives in the wake of 9/11, as ultimately leading to the whereabouts and killing of the terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden, saving American lives.

One question Sen. McCain never addressed in his senate diatribe: Which is worse…water boarding or beheading?



14 Responses to Like a moth to the flame…McCain drawn to warmth of publicity.

  1. Saguaro Sam says:

    McCain said the CIA’s efforts to force information from detainees “stained our national honor, did much harm and little practical good.”

    Seems to me that this statement is McCain, describing McCain.

  2. SuzanneC says:

    Yes, but he talked. McCain shut down the investigation into the MIA/POW inquiry and later went over to Vietnam to make deals with them for their silence.

  3. Orion says:

    John McCain’s concept of taking the high road is always about as low as it gets. He and his liberal pals are placing Americans in a dire state of jeopardy.

  4. Army Of One says:

    John Brennan, Obama’s own CIA Director threatened to quit his post if these documents were released. As the administration’s counter terrorism adviser he knows all too well the risks involved in this foolish move. This program was halted 7 years ago. What’s the point of picking at it now? It sure isn’t what Obama likes to refer to as “transparency.” He wouldn’t know ‘transparency” if it sat on his face.

  5. Matt DeGennaro says:

    CIA Director John Brennan has said enhanced interrogation techniques “did produce intelligence that helped thwart attack plans, capture terrorists, and save lives.The intelligence gained from the program was critical to our understanding of al Qaeda and continues to inform our counterterrorism efforts to this day.”

    Brennan’s strong defense of the agency put him at odds with many Democrats, and even President Obama, who issued a much tougher response. While Brennan’s statement euphemistically allowed that the agency “made mistakes,” it devoted more words to challenging the Senate panel’s findings and methods.

    At least someone in the administration has the integrity to make the proper calls to protect the US and her citizens. For the rank and file liberals and administration Dems, it’s all politics. They want his head on a platter.

  6. azgary says:

    another “conservative” Az politician joinig forces with the CoC/Mccain/McGraham wing out to destroy conservatives:

    “Superintendent-Elect Diane Douglas Endorses Robert Graham for Second Term as AZGOP Chairman”

    I will now be supporting the recall effort, and will be collecting signatures when the time comes.

    I am tired of these G.D. politicians getting elected and then stabbing me in the back, and am getting very much closer to never again voting republican. it seems none are worthy of a vote.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      Diane Douglas is a dedicated conservative. She will stay on topic and work to defeat Common Core in Arizona. She has not stabbed you or anyone else in the back.

      You might recall we took the AZ GOP to task for omitting Douglas in its “Your Republican Team” mailer.

      Diane Douglas is aware of the fact that as an elected official, she has to engage with party leadership. That does not mean the AZ GOP headquarters will be running the office of the state Superintendent of Public Education. Her move showed class not deference.

      For you to work to overthrow her after a hard fought election that she legitimately won, and engage in replacing her with Democrat David Garcia, a dedicated liberal educrat, makes no sense and will have devastating and long lasting effects on Arizona’s school children.

      She has not even been sworn into office yet. Cool your jets.

      • azgary says:

        endorsing Robbie mccgraham is everybit as bad as endorsing McCain, and to me that’s not tolerable.

        I WILL be working to recall her.

        we excuse politicians FAR TOO OFTEN and that’s why we end up with squishes that we all gripe about. barely in office and shes already siding with the CoC/Mccain over conservatives.

        and YES endorsing graham IS STABBING CONSERVATIVES IN THE BACK.

        and we never know who would end up replacing her, in a recall more than one person can run against the recalled politician.

        and to be honest I don’t care who replaces her, just as I wont with McCain as long as he goes. no more allowing politicians to sodomize us and having lesser of two evils sell outs.

    • Night Owl says:

      Very disappointing reaction. You need to rethink this. Garcia had all the money. He will raise even more if this effort gathers steam, since the democrats lost every state race and they would especially love this far ranging and influential one. There is no one who will challenge him against the grassroots conservative Diane Douglas. By your petulant actions you will be helping to harm our children by ensuring they will be fed the education version of Obamacare in the classroom each and every day.

      You might not have young children but I do and this Common Core is a treacherous program.

      • Doc says:

        azgary-I must agree with Night Owl. Your actions here are a mistake, & as a father of 3 youngsters, I work & can’t take the time to home-school them as I would prefer. Why don’t you give Diane Douglas a fair chance? These “recall” morons are socialists/fascists/idiots that you are apparadently happy to join in with. For God’s sake, & that of our kids, WAKE UP!!

  7. LEO IN TSN says:

    What is the message here? Let’s see, here is Juan McTraitor who has continually betrayed US starting with his lies about POWS in Vietnam, telling us we have to protect our enemies and make nice to them while they kill US. And over here is Hillary, telling US we have to understand our enemies while they kill US, and empathize with their reasons for hating US and killing US.

    Same handlers, same writers, same agendas, same words, same views on America – “we are the problem.”

    Hard to believe that McTraitor is still the darling of Fox News and the pandering morning hosts of a Baja AZ radio station, even after posing for photo ops with ISIS leaders, and giving them guns and ammo. Go figure.

    When will some American patriots get some airtime?

    God bless America.

    • jojo says:

      This is what too much money in politics looks like. We’ll never get rid of him if we try to out spend him. We’ve got to get a citizens selected candidate to run against him in the primaries. Go door to door and get people to the polls. Hard work will top money. Look at Dave Bratt. It’s all in the primaries.

  8. GOP PC says:

    Is anyone surprised that John McCain was the stand alone “republican” who supported this report? His “moral high ground” is pure BS. McCain played right into the democrat narrative, because that’s where he is and has always been since he first ran for the US House decades ago He had to be pulled, kicking and screaming into running as a republican. As a recently returned POW, who just shed his wife and kids, nice looking at the time, and marrying into Hensley beer money, he was recruited to replace retiring John Rhodes, a respected and respectable conservative. Reven his Senate toady Lindsey Graham parted company with him on this issue.

  9. Stanford says:

    Former CIA director George Tenet, in charge on Sept. 11, 2001, said the interrogation program “saved thousands of Americans lives” while the country faced a “ticking time bomb every day.”

    I’ll go with him and the other CIA directors who dispute the findings in this partisan report, any day of the week. Interesting that John McCain just can’t help himself when it comes to colluding with the democrats.