ABC’s “The View,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg weighed in on whether Gina Haspel was qualified to run the CIA in light of the Democrats argument that Haspel’s involvement in using torture techniques on terrorists post 9/11 was inhumane.
Haspel joined the CIA in 1985 during the Cold War and spent 33 years of her life dedicated to keeping the United States safe – Goldberg has spent the past 33 years as a comedian and actress – she is hardly qualified to give an opinion about Haspel let alone the subject of waterboarding and the benefits gained from torturing terrorists post 9/11.
Nevertheless, after playing a clip of Trump saying “torture works,” Goldberg said, “Well I would like to say is – I would like you to try it.”
She continued, “I think people who have actually been tortured, who are saying that this is not a good thing, you should listen to them because you have never been tortured and neither has Dick Cheney.”
Of course the other ladies on the View cackled in the background as if the subject were amusing.
Meghan McCain chimed in saying that her father underwent torture for five years in Vietnam and argued that torture wasn’t effective. With all due respect of Meghan defending her father, she is no more qualified to judge Gina Haspel and the use of waterboarding after 9/11 than Whoopi is.
Not all veterans agree that McCain was tortured during his captivity in Vietnam.
This video was making waves during the time that McCain was a presidential candidate in 2008, so while some are using McCain as an example of why torture does not work, these veterans claimed it worked on John Songbird McMain.