Barack Obama’s speech on overriding President Bush’s veto of the torture bill can be a turning point in this campaign. John McCain is for torture, as long as it’s practiced by the CIA rather than the military. Hillary Clinton, who knows as all of us do that the Bush Administration has been using waterboarding, still isn’t sure whether it’s been practicing torture.
Only one candidate left in the race stands for human decency on this issue, and fortunately he’s the most eloquent politician of our lifetimes. The hour is ready for the man.