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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:45 AM
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Dean:George Bush and John McCain Lack the Courage To Ban Torture
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WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, President Bush vetoed an intelligence bill because he opposed a provision in it that would ban the use of torture, such as waterboarding, even though a majority -- 58 percent -- of Americans oppose the technique. A vocal opponent of the Bush Administration's use of torture in the past, John McCain has again changed his position and his principles and voted against the same provision last month in an attempt to cozy up to the right wing of the Republican Party. (CNN Political Ticker, 11/6/07; Washington Post, 2/14/2008)

"It is shameful that George Bush and John McCain lack the courage to ban torture," said Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. "And it is reprehensible that McCain changed his position on torture just to win an election. That's not the kind of leadership Americans want, and it's exactly the reason why voters will reject John McCain in November. The last thing we need is another president who will put politics over principle."
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:51 AM
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1. Good for Dean. But is it courage they lack, or obstinance they can't
let go of? Their way or the highway?
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:53 AM
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2. Wow.....Howard Dean coming out???
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