Introducing Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) at an Ohio event this morning, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warmed up the crowd with a few jokes, first saying McCain had obtained “the motherload” in marrying a beautiful woman who owned a beer company. He then criticized Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) half-hour campaign ad last night, comparing it to torture:
Anybody see the infomercial last night? Thank god for cable! If we had played that at a prison camp it’d have violated the Geneva Convention.
Though conservatives like to joke about it, torture is a reality of U.S. policy — and is no laughing matter. In fact, just yesterday a judge ruled that the CIA can hide statements from detainees saying they were tortured while held in secret prisons. The decision “allows the Bush Administration to continue to hide its use of torture techniques.”