Sure, Sen. John McCain may not be pro-waterboarding, but for many in the Republican party, hey, what’s the big deal?
Take Florida Rep. Allen West. Responding to President Barack Obama’s condemnation of the GOP presidential candidates who said waterboarding wasn’t torture, but was just a good way to get information from prisoners, West had a few choice words of his own. Via Politico, West explained his own rationale. “As the president, you need to do those things which are necessary to make sure that the American people are kept safe. And furthermore, in the movie ‘G.I. Jane,’ Demi Moore was waterboarded.”
Demi Moore was waterboarded? Are we really basing our foreign policy stances on what happens in the movies? Because I believe that we should also consider blowing up the Death Star as well as asking Superman to throw all of our nuclear missiles into the sun.
Watch G.I. Jane “not get tortured” below:
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