Carly Fiorina, who is running for the GOP nomination, amid much competition, decided to set herself apart in the most disgusting and ill-thought-out way of any campaign has during the 2016 election. Ben Carson may not believe in Evolution and Donald Trump may believe immigrants are all rapists, but Carly takes the cake for believing that torturing people is a good thing!
You read that right, Carly is trying to win the Bush/Cheney torture vote, and may be doing it better than Jeb!
She told Yahoo News:
I believe that all of the evidence is very clear that waterboarding was used in a very small handful of cases [and] was supervised by medical personnel in every one of those cases and I also believe that waterboarding was used when there was no other way to get information that was necessary.
Directly disputing the fact that the a Senate report last year stated that these near drownings produced little in the way of actionable intelligence, Carly has decided to walk the party line and has made up her own conclusions despite the evidence to the contrary. She believes that torture, while against our very Constitution, is worthy of us and helped keep us safe. Rectal feedings, waterboarding, rectal searches and other tortures under medical supervision, all seem fine and dandy to Carly.
Amnesty International has filed a complaint with the Justice Department requesting an investigation into why prosecutors have not reopened a criminal probe of those responsible for waterboarding and other abusive practices, despite the report that Carly called disingenuous and a shame that undermined the morale of a whole lot of people who dedicated their lives to keeping the country safe.
It is hard to understand how we came to a political climate in which a potential presidential candidate openly puts torture out there as part of their anti-terrorism efforts when there is evidence that it is ineffective as well as immoral.
Torture did not keep us safer and we are a lesser people for knowing this was done and not prosecuting those that ordered it and those that ignored it. Carly seems to be attempting to set herself up as a hardliner in counter-terrorism, but instead just comes off as a crony capitalist with a predilection for torture and defending the indefensible based on, literally, little-to-no evidence, just her own feelings.
Here is further discussion about this interview courtesy of TYT:
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