Friday, September 22, 2006

McCain Cuts and Runs


Those few "heroic" Republicans who stood up to the President on keeping torture out of our understanding of the Geneva Convention have caved in. Not so long ago John McCain wrote that such techniques as waterboarding were "torture, exquisite torture." So this is not so much a Profile in Courage as it is a Profile in Cowardice.

Now all these Republicans have reached "a compromise." The President can pretty much do whatever he wants without being accountable to anyone, without it being considered a war crime. This compromise does not even consider the Prez's anticipated signing statement, where he lets the public know that he's not going to obey the law anyway.It's beyond belief to me how this can go on in my country, America.


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