by Max Brantley
“We don’t torture our own personnel in our military, and nobody volunteers to undergo torture,” he said.Sen. John McCain said in a separate interview that the Geneva Convention and U.S. law prohibits use of cruel and unusual punishment, including waterboarding. He said torture elicits false information and radicalizes those tortured.
He said some may argue that waterboarding is ineffective or counterproductive, “but I don’t think you can say something that our soldiers volunteer to undergo is torture.”