Friday, September 22, 2006
This entry will be short, dirge for the republic: The three mice--Warner, McCain, and Graham--didn't cave, as I predicted they had last night: rather, they abandoned the field, fled. They were routed and left only the pathetic spectacle of McCain declaring victory. Yes, they agreed to draft legislation, protecting torturers from prosecution and granting the Bush--and anyother president--authority to define torture, humiliating, and degrading treatment of prisoners out of existence in direct violation of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and everything this country has at least claimed to stand for. Read about it in the Washington Post. The New York Times editorial board got it. The NY Times and L.A. Times news pages did not.
Posted by Mark Derr at 14:09