Monday, September 25, 2006
Sullivan on McCain:
Excerpts from a longish post
I've long tried to give McCain the benefit of the doubt on all of this. ... He may have done as much as he possibly can to prevent torture without playing directly into Karl Rove's hands. ... Then there are more cynical interpretations.
... it's clear he has also acquiesced to giving complete legal impunity to the civilian architects of the torture policy within the Bush administration. Maybe that's the real deal here - I'll give you legal protection for past war-crimes if you give me the nomination in 2008. But surely McCain knows better than to trust the likes of Rove. He may have sold his soul ... for a promise from a professional liar.