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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 09:27 PM
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McCain Votes Against Waterboarding Ban
Source: ThinkProgress

Today, the Senate brought the Intelligence Authorization Bill to the floor, which contained a provision from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) establishing one interrogation standard across the government. The bill requires the intelligence community to abide by the same standards as articulated in the Army Field Manual and bans waterboarding.

Just hours ago, the Senate voted in favor of the bill, 51-45.

Earlier today, ThinkProgress noted that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a former prisoner of war, has spoken strongly in favor of implementing the Army Field Manual standard. When confronted today with the decision of whether to stick with his conscience or cave to the right wing, McCain chose to ditch his principles and instead vote to preserve waterboarding:

Mr. McCain, a former prisoner of war, has consistently voiced opposition to waterboarding and other methods that critics say is a form torture. But the Republicans, confident of a White House veto, did not mount the challenge. Mr. McCain voted no on Wednesday afternoon.

The New York Times Times notes that the White House has long said Mr. Bush will veto the bill, saying it would prevent the president from taking the lawful actions necessary to protect Americans from attack in wartime.

After Bush vetoes the bill, McCain will again be confronted with a vote to either stand with President Bush or stand against torture. He indicated with his vote today where he will come down on that issue.

John McCain: He was against waterboarding before he was for it.

link: http://thinkprogress.org/2008/02/13/mccain-waterboardin...
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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 09:30 PM
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1. He's a lot like Bush now, isn't he.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 09:34 PM
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3. Chimpy's Third Term.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 09:34 PM
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2. i once mistakenly thought he had a shred of credibility....bwahahahahahaaa
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DB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 09:39 PM
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4. Say goodbye McCain, If we bring this issue to the forefront....
we will have no problem winning in November. Americans do not approve of torture or flip-flopping on torture. (I am not talking about the 25% that believe in Bush and would follow him over a cliff.)
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 09:41 PM
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5. He must REALLY be struggling to get conservatives
Because the smart thing to do would have been to vote Yea on this knowing that it was going to be vetoed anyway.
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 09:48 PM
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6. you mean....
....he voted against torture before he was for torture or did he voted for torture before he was against torture, wait, I'm confused....
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 10:13 PM
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7. I think it was: He voted for torture after he voted against torture after he was tortured.
Apparently, it just take Limpballs bashing him, and he is all for torture.

Disgusting.
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Zodiak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 10:15 PM
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8. If there is a hell....
he's going there. A tortured man voting to sanction torture in his own country....that hasn't happened since....Vlad the Impaler!
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 10:17 PM
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9. Talk about one disgusting, pandering, consciousnessless Sell Out.
He sold his soul to the devil. His fate is sealed.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 10:22 PM
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10. Unfuckingbelieveable.
He has lost all sense of decency and honor.

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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 10:24 PM
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11. His fellow POW's are turning in their grave.
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SexyGalFan Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 10:28 PM
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12. McCain is painted as a Maverick, but he's not
He's Romney light.
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