I think it's important to remember as the November presidential election nears, that when George W. Bush vetoed a bill banning the CIA from waterboarding back in March, Candidate McCain the "Maverick" - an outspoken critic of the US military's use of torture - actually supported this action.
Unlike most of the mainstream media, I think that this is actually a much more important concern over the fitness of McCain to serve as America's next Commander in Chief than the fact that his running mate's unmarried teenage daughter is pregnant. I suppose getting serious media attention on a topic as unsexy and boring as torture is too much to ask for the 24-hour news-cycle obsessed cable news stations and newspapers.
surplus to political requirements
1 year ago