Thursday, September 28, 2006

You're either against torture, or you're for it

Or, your name is "Brad Warthen" and you see the words "Lindsey Graham," "John McCain," and "compromise" in a story about pending legislation and your heart flutters, 'cause McCain and Graham are such bold non-partisan mavericks, and you realize you don't have to trouble your beautiful mind about this issue ever again.

Warthen says McCain and Graham won "an apparent victory in favor of the American Way." "Apparent" being journalese for "I can't be bothered to comprehend what this bill actually says."

There's plenty wrong with this bill, as even the New York Times and the WaPo finally got around to noticing. Some fine bloggers have been hammering on this for days. Some of the best: Hilzoy at Obsidian Wings; the Balkinization bloggers, and Firedoglake. Please go read these excellent blogs.

By the way, Lindsey Graham's had it in for the writ of Habeas Corpus for a long time. I hate to break it to Brad Warthen, but that's part of the American Way. If Brad's depending on glory-hounds McCain and Graham to protect the American Way, he's in for a big disappointment.

UPDATE: More on Graham from Digby.


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