Thursday, February 14, 2008
Where Are They"
The Senate voted yesterday, February 13, to ban waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" known to everyone but the Bushies as torture. The vote was 51 to 43. John McCain flew to Washington to vote, 'no,' because, he told reporters, he didn't t want to keep such brutality out of the hands of the CIA. For a man who was tortured himself and proclaims himself opposed to the practice, it is a bizarre vote that indicates he shouldn't be president. Worse, neither the Hills nor the Obama could jet off the campaign trail long enough to vote--that's right, the two candidates who argue constantly about who can best lead failed to take a stand on the issue of torture by casting their vote. These two candidates clearly lack the courage of the non--convictons they have mastered the art of expressing with passionate equivocation. Who then is left to vote for in this squalid campaign.