McCain doesn't want criminal prosecution of CIA employees who went even further than the torture techniques authorized by Cheney and Bush. But he does understand what torture is, how it harmed us, how it was illegal, and how it was immoral. For that I am grateful. He also refuses to follow the Cheney-NYT-Washington-Post lie that this was not torture. There is one man able to stand up against torture in the GOP. But he is lonelier than ever.