"I don’t see how [McCain] wins the Republican nomination. I’m second to none in praising him on his surge leadership. But on a whole host of issues including water boarding, tax cuts, and the freedom of speech he’s not one of us," - Kathryn Jean Lopez.
It's pretty staggering to see a Khmer Rouge torture technique now being touted as a core Republican principle. But there's one silver lining to the elections so far. The candidates who have performed best - Obama, Clinton, Huckabee and McCain - are the four candidates with the clearest opposition to torture. This gives me hope for a return to decency after the Bush-Cheney years. It also shows how opposition to torture is not a vote-loser. America is so much better than the toxins of Cheney-Addington-Rumsfeld.
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