Maybe, just maybe, their is hope for the Republicans, and the Senate in general (but I’m not holding my breath). Lindsay Graham questioned BG Hartmann, the legal adviser at Gitmo about waterboarding. Graham deserves credit for pressing the issue.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who asked the hypothetical, pushed Hartmann on his answer, asking him directly if it would be a “violation of the Geneva Convention”:
GRAHAM: You mean you’re not equipped to give a legal opinion as to whether or not Iranian military waterboarding, secret security agents waterboarding downed airmen is a violation of the Geneva Convention?
HARTMANN: I am not prepared to answer that question, Senator.
After Hartmann twice refused to answer, Graham dismissed him in disgust, saying he had “no further questions.”
Watch the video. He reminds of the former Walter Reed Commander who got fired. However, this guy is spouting the party line so I suspect his job is safe.
The leadership at the General and Flag Officer level in our military is staggeringly inept and cowardly. These people are so cowed and beholden to the Former Cheerleader and his Gang of War Criminals they won’t stand up to him. Disgraceful. Shameful.