Friday, October 24, 2008

Getting to know you - the series

You'd think McCain, from his firsthand experience of it, would be resolute in his opposition to torture. Not so much.

Read this post by Digby.

It contains the following from Glenn Greenwald at Huffington Post:

The mirage-like nature of McCain's alleged convictions can be seen most clearly, and most depressingly, with his public posturing over the issue of torture. Time and again, McCain has made a dramatic showing of standing firm against the use of torture by the United States, only to reveal that his so-called principles are confined to the realm of rhetoric and theater, but never action that follows through on that rhetoric.
Digby concludes:
I won't link to all the posts on this subject from bloggers such as Kagro X at DKos, Christie Hardin Smith, Emptywheel, Think Progress, Crooks and Liars etc. Mr Google will take you there. We've done our best to expose McCain's outrageous cowardice on this. Perhaps it's such an enormous betrayal of principle that the political establishment can't wrap their minds around it, I don't know. But it's out there if anyone wants to find it.

John Sidney McCain III is really an ambitious phony of the first order. As I have learned more about him I realize that I was mistaken ever to consider him honorable.

--the BB

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