Monday, September 18, 2006

Time for Debate

Plenty on the Right are complaining about John McCain and his "whining" when it comes to the torture debate. There is a legitimate debate that can be had about to what extent we as a country should allow "extreme interrogation" (a.k.a torture). And indeed there may be times when it is necessary.

However, by simply claiming the Dems (and McCain, Warner & Graham) are "whining" or trying to institute an "Al-Queda Bill of Rights" (Rush this afternoon), the President and most of the GOP are trying to short change what should be a serious debate. Instead the President seeks short term political advantage, while sacrificing long term American standing.