Aug 042012

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday July 30, 2012 identified an apparent longstanding position of his (consistent with the 10/7/2011 article Healthy Change : Part Five — Some Prescriptions For Productive Goals, #8) regarding torture that apparently magnified a positive human quality of empathy while on the television show this week,  “Fox & Friends.”



The current Senator and  Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United Statest Presidential election was reportedly tortured as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. He was apparently strongly against the George W. Bush administration’s detainee policy and use of torture by the U.S. and sponsored an amendment to the Defense Department’s budget that would prohibit U.S. personnel from using torture in 2005. President George W. Bush reportedly threatened to veto the amendment. The amendment passed Congress. Reportedly, President George W. Bush signed with a statement giving him the power to ignore it.

After former Vice President Dick Cheney recently called McCain’s choice of 2008 running mate Sarah Palin a “mistake,” McCain made statements which included : “He and I had strong disagreements as to whether we should torture people or not. I don’t think we should have.”


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Louis DeCola, Jr.                                    © 2012 The Hygiology Post