Speeches

McCain: Cheney Supports Torture

McClatchy has assembled a long list of the distortions and exaggerations in Dick Cheney’s speech yesterday. The former vice president’s defenders will probably just dismiss McClatchy as the “liberal media,” but what have they to say to Senator John McCain? “When you have a majority of Americans, seventy-something percent, saying we shouldn't torture, then I'm not sure it helps for the Vice President to go out and continue to espouse that position," the senator from Arizona and former presidential candidate tells The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg. "[Cheney] believes that waterboarding doesn't fall under the Geneva Conventions and that it's not a form of torture. But you know, it goes back to the Spanish Inquisition."