As I am clearly on the record with respect to free speech, politics and the Internet, one would assume I hate John McCain with a passion generally reserved for neo-cons who place empire over sovereignty and political contol of dissent over freedom of speech.
McCain gets the credit on this one:
WASHINGTON – Sen. John McCain, a prisoner of war who was tortured in Vietnam, said Sunday he will refuse to yield on his demands that the White House agree with his proposed ban on the use of torture to extract information from suspected terrorists.
“I won’t,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” when asked whether he would compromise with the Bush administration. He is insisting on his language that no person in U.S. custody should be subject to “cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment or punishment.”
BTW, I’ve met him before, and actually ignored him when I last saw him (passing by at the Atlanta airport). He is much
smaller shorter than I expected. He gets an “F” for his restriction of free speech, but at least he will oppose Dubya on torture. I guess that makes him a loser with a conscience.