Thursday, December 11, 2008

Now That He Lost, McCain Finds Himself Again

During the election, John McCain sold himself out in many ways. One of the most disappointing was when he flip-flopped on torture.

But in a report issued today, it appears he has found his dignity again:

In the most comprehensive critique by Congress of the military's interrogation practices, the Senate Armed Services Committee issued a report yesterday that accuses Rumsfeld and his deputies of being the authors and chief promoters of harsh interrogation policies that disgraced the nation and undermined U.S. security. The report, released by Sens. Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), contends that Pentagon officials later tried to create a false impression that the policies were unrelated to acts of detainee abuse committed by members of the military.

"The abuse of detainees in U.S. custody cannot simply be attributed to the actions of 'a few bad apples' acting on their own," the report states. "The fact is that senior officials in the United States government solicited information on how to use aggressive techniques, redefined the law to create the appearance of their legality, and authorized their use against detainees."


"These policies are wrong and must never be repeated," McCain said in a statement.
It is good to see McCain regain his bearings and stand up for good things again.

H/T James Rowen

1 comment:

  1. If your wife or yourself was in danger of death by a terrorist and the only way was to prevent you or your wife's death was through torture, would you support the torture to save you your wife or your life?