McCain rejects torture scene in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

McCain rejects torture scene in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 06: U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) listens during a news conference about the conflict in Syria December 6, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The senator held a news conference to announce supports on taking actions on Syria. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

   WASHINGTON (AP) -- The movie "Zero Dark Thirty" suggests the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques led to Osama bin Laden. Republican Sen. John McCain watched the movie Monday night and says it left him sick -- because it's wrong.
 
   McCain has said the waterboarding of al-Qaida's No. 3 leader, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (HAH'-leed shayk moh-HAH'-mehd), did not provide information that led to bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. McCain said Tuesday that he was provided a copy of the movie and that the filmmakers fell for the notion that enhanced interrogation provided the critical information.
 
   Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein also has said waterboarding of Mohammed did not produce the tip that led to bin Laden.
 
   McCain endured 5 1/2 years of brutal treatment by his North Vietnamese captors during the Vietnam War.       

 

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