Wednesday, August 20, 2008

McCain was never tortured

Andrew Sullivan makes the point that, according to the definitions used by the Bush administration, nothing the Vietnamese did to McCain counts as torture. The North Vietnamese merely used what the Bush administration calls "enhanced interrogation" and defends as perfectly acceptable in defending the national interest. Since McCain eventually approved the use of such techniques when he voted for the Military Commissions Act, apparently he no longer believes he was tortured either. It's an interesting argument. I would love to hear McCain himself explain the seeming contradiction. I guess the only real victim of torture here is logic.

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