Thursday, February 11, 2016

McCain and torture and the GOP

A quick little something from Fred at Slacktivist's latest round-up:

John McCain wants to believe that, in 2016, it’s still possible to be a Republican while opposing torture. He notes that torture is illegal, immoral, counter-productive, and disgraceful. He’s right about that. Whether or not he’s right that it’s still possible to be a Republican while believing that is yet to be determined.

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At 9:55 AM, February 11, 2016 OpenID q-pheevr had this to say...

I've always admired the principles and strength of character that McCain displayed as a prisoner of war, and I respect the moral authority with which he has spoken against torture. But it does seem to me that he chose party loyalty over principled opposition to torture in 2004, when he supported the Bush–Cheney ticket.

I hope he can continue to be a voice of reason within his party on this issue, but I think he's made it clear that he is a Republican first and foremost.


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