“Historic” is a word that should be used sparingly. But when a Senate with 55 Republicans votes 90-9 to defy a Presidential veto threat and establish legally binding protections against maltreatment for all captives in American hands, that’s not business as usual.
I had been suffering from the gloomy feeling that politicians’ reluctance to raise the torture issue (yes, Sen. Kerry, I’m looking at you) reflected a correct sense of where the median voter stood on the issue.
So what changed? Two things, I think. John McCain decided that, now that Bush is down, it’s time to kick him. And one brave man stood up and spoke out.
Who gets to play Capt. Ian Fishback in the movie?