The buzz is that John McCain has brokered a compromise that will create the right balance between morality and the extraction of critical information from captured terrorists and prisoners in the War on Terror. A number of leaders in the GOP have taken exception to the President’s point of view and 2008 Presidential hopeful, Senator McCain, may have made progress this evening on Capitol Hill in brokering a compromise.
DANBURY, Conn. — U.S. Sen. John McCain said today that he is confident a compromise can be reached with the White House on proposed rules for interrogating terror suspects.
“We are certainly making progress and I’m hopeful we can get it completed soon,” McCain said, while campaigning in Danbury for U.S. Rep. Nancy Johnson, R-Conn.
McCain, a former prisoner of war, did not elaborate on how an agreement can be achieved on whether to allow highly controversial methods by the CIA, such as electric shock, forced nakedness and waterboarding, in which a subject is made to think he is drowning. The Bush administration says those techniques have foiled terror plots. Opponents say they verge on torture.
The full Senate was expected to take up the issue as early as this week.
McCain, as well as Senate Armed Services Chairman John Warner, R-Va., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have said that would redefine the broader legal understanding of the Geneva Conventions in the international community.