Sept 22nd, 2010
When a previously thoughtful and moderate legislator like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) starts talking like this, we should be very alarmed at the prospect of republican victory this November.
“The world needs to come together and relook at the Geneva Conventions. The Geneva Conventions have served the world well even though the worst among us will never comply with it… the world we’re in depends on intelligence gathering, not combating a nation state. That means good, sound, firm interrogation techniques that are not available to this country right now. Nine years after 9/11, we don’t have the ability to effectively interrogate an enemy prisoner.”
With all due respect, senator, we do not need to become our enemy to defeat our enemy.