McCain: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ wrong on torture

December 19, 2012

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he was sickened by the the blockbuster film Zero Dark Thirty's portrayal of waterboarding as helping the United States locate Osama Bin Laden. 

McCain, who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam and opposes waterboarding, has argued before that harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA on senior al-Qaeda operative Khalid Sheikh Mohammed did not yield information that helped locate bin Laden. He told the AP that he got a copy of the movie Monday and was disappointed by what he saw.

An extensive report issued by the CIA last week to the Senate Intelligence Committee also said torture techniques did not produce significant intelligence breakthroughs

"Zero Dark Thirty" opens with a waterboarding scene that does not immediately help intelligence officials locate bin Laden, but later implies that the prisoner was weakened enough to be manipulated

Natalie Jennings is a Web producer for PostTV.
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