Friday, February 15, 2008

McCain Flip-Flops On Waterboarding

As a tortured POW during the Vietnam War, John McCain knew what he was talking about when he consistently and strongly condemned waterboarding throughout the presidential campaign.

It gave McCain a perch on the small piece of moral high ground left in the GOP on the issue.

But now that McCain is the presumptive GOP nominee, he declined earlier this week to vote for a bill that passed the US Senate forbidding waterboarding.

I don't think I can recall a more stunning flip-flop or blatant act of pandering by a candidate poised to lead one of the national parties.

How can he possibly explain it?


Dave said...

Yea it is just sad. At one time McCain seemed to be his own man. Now party line party line party line.

Anonymous said...

Umm...Obama and Clinton were also absent for that vote.

James Rowen said...

Votes are missed in a campaign. McCain could have missed it, too.

But he wanted to side with the torture caucus in his party, so he cast a vote undermining his previous position.

That's a flip-flop, and you fail in your effort to divert our attention.

Nice try, Anon.