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McCain denounces botched Arizona execution as 'torture'

McCain wants to leave lethal injection fix up to Gov. Brewer.
McCain wants to leave lethal injection fix up to Gov. Brewer.
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A bungled execution in Arizona this week added up to "torture," declared 2008 Republican Party presidential nominee John McCain according to Politico.

The long-term Republican leader, who endured years of torment while being held in bondage by the North Vietnamese amid the Vietnam War, called the two hour execution by lethal injection of double-murderer Joseph Wood on Wednesday "terrible."

“I believe in the death penalty for certain crimes. But that is not an acceptable way of carrying it out. And people who were responsible should be held responsible,” he noted to the press. “The lethal injection needs to be an indeed lethal injection and not the bollocks-upped situation that just prevailed. That’s torture.”

Wood was given a poisonous blend of chemicals that took almost two hours to finish him off two days ago, as indicated by The Arizona Republic, whose news hound said Wood “gulped like a fish on land” for an hour and a half before dying.

Executions in Ohio and Oklahoma have likewise gone amiss in the not so distant past, inciting reestablished examination of methods of execution by lawmakers and newsrooms. The maker of the primary substance formerly utilized within the deadly mixture has halted its generation, which has prompted jurisdictions to try an alternate blend.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer also expressed that she was "concerned" with the protracted time span of the execution and promised she was requesting a reevaluation of the practice. However she said “justice was carried out.”

“Wood died in a lawful manner and by eyewitness and medical accounts he did not suffer. This is in stark comparison to the gruesome, vicious suffering that he inflicted on his two victims — and the lifetime of suffering he has caused their family,” reminded the Republican executive.

McCain said that despite his misgivings, he had made no arrangements to talk with Brewer regarding the situation.

"It's a state issue," he shrugged. “The decision is made by the state Legislature and the governor.”