Friday, September 15, 2006

Why I'm a political independent

This is the kind of stuff that makes me like John McCain. Not quite enough to make me forgive and forget his shilling for Bush, but it's progress.

Mr McCain said: “We are not saying the CIA cannot carry out a programme. We are saying it cannot amend the Geneva conventions.”

He has argued that if the US began reinterpreting the rules, it could set a precedent for other less democratic countries to introduce their own interpretation. This, he said, would put US troops at risk.

Mr McCain, the Republican front-runner for the 2008 presidential nomination, is said to have told colleagues that he would rather sacrifice his chances of winning the White House than accept these measures

That's what he's supposed to do. The right thing, not the policitically advantageous thing. It's why Kerry lost. Take a stand. Good job.