John McCain's farewell to America

Apart from the usual jingoistic drivel that permeates most US politicians public speeches?

Oh boy … inferiority complex much? For a recent example you should ask the people of Iraq and Syria what a blessing the US involvement had been.

largest prison population, rampant police violence, torture camps, secret courts, death penalty, extrajudicial killings, indefinite detention

The USA toppled democratic regimes and installed/funded dictatorial ones all over the globe.

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Many Muslim Americans have a very different recollection of that moment. They see it as a stark example of bigotry directed towards them (by McCain as well as the audience), not as a moment of decency.

His torture rhetoric was contradicted by his torture votes. He voted in favour of maintaining the CIA torture program.

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