Now that we are nearly one-third into the new year, one of the best things politically is that America has been spared from the demented ravings of Senator John McCain.
It’s really, really hard to root for brain cancer considering how horrible that glioblastoma is but the sooner that McCain is worm food, the better that it will be for any who value peace and understand the human cost of globalist foreign wars.
McCain has been absent from the Senate as he undergoes treatment for his affliction, but he still rises up off of his deathbed to take his shots at his hated enemy, President Donald Trump.
On Tuesday, the old crank took to his Twitter account to predictably blast Trump’s naming of the first female CIA director in American history.
The surprise firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (no friend of McCain’s) and the moving of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to fill his spot at Foggy Bottom allowed for the POTUS to appoint patriotic intel veteran Gina Haskel to the top spot at Langley.
McCain – who can’t be bothered to do the right thing and just resign – blasted both Trump and Haskel.
Old blood and guts – or likely a staffer – put out the following official statement:
The torture of detainees in U.S. custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history. The Senate must do its job in scrutinizing the record & involvement of Gina Haspel in this disgraceful program. https://t.co/p2eZfMDF5N
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) March 13, 2018
U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on the proposed leadership changes at the State Department and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA):
“I have known Mike Pompeo for many years and believe he will continue to serve our nation honorably as Secretary of State, if confirmed. With the world order rapidly giving way to chaos, it is more important than ever for our nation to lead from a position of strength on the international stage. And with rising threats wherever we turn, our defense officials—and our troops serving bravely around the world—need a reliable partner in diplomacy. I am confident that Mike Pompeo can meet that challenge as Secretary of State.
“During his own confirmation proceedings for Director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo repeatedly committed that he would comply with the law that applies the Army Field Manual’s interrogation requirements to all U.S. agencies, including the CIA. The American people now deserve the same assurances from Gina Haspel, whose career with the agency has intersected with the program of so-called ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ on a number of occasions. The torture of detainees in U.S. custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history. Ms. Haspel needs to explain the nature and extent of her involvement in the CIA’s interrogation program during the confirmation process. I know the Senate will do its job in examining Ms. Haspel’s record as well as her beliefs about torture and her approach to current law.
“In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, our government squandered precious moral authority in a futile effort to produce intelligence by means of torture. We are still dealing with the consequences of that desperately misguided decision. Current U.S. law is clear in banning enhanced interrogation techniques. Any nominee for Director of the CIA must pledge without reservation to uphold this prohibition, which has helped us to regain our position of leadership in the struggle for universal human rights—the struggle upon which this country was founded, and which remains its highest aspiration.”
The amount of “torture” that McCain was subjected to at the infamous Hanoi Hilton is a matter of dispute. Some say that the admiral’s son sang like a canary to curry favorable treatment from his communist captors – who knows if Americans will ever know the true story and dead men tell no tales.
It’s just one more example of McCain’s hypocrisy and his hate for Trump who he will fight to his last dying breath:
It’s pretty sick when you have to attack a woman because she did her job to interrogate extremists who wanted to kill Americans after 9/11 but quite another when you have a documented history of misogyny like Mccain.
He called his wife a c*nt which was once an issue to some on the left:
Times change and McCain’s opposition to Haskel could be a combination of the old bastard’s hatred of Trump along with his clear contempt of women.
Time to step down old man.