The War on Terror and Torture

Can anyone please explain to me why John McCain has changed his view on torture? How could he call the supreme court decision to give detainees suspected of terrorism the rights of habeas corpus one of the worst decisions in the history of the country?! Anyway... watch this video. The man (Phillippe Sands, director of the Center on International Courts and Tribunals) is quite sensible. I hope someone is listening.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't think he actually has changed his view on torture. The fact that he is against waterboarding and so forth has obscured, for you, the fact that he is still a hawk and very pro-military (e.g. police/military never like these things like habeas corpus). He's just not ridiculously gung-ho like Bush, et al, are. Nowadays though, every since he became the Republican nominee, he's known as Bush's disciple. So I wouldn't be surprised to hear an about-face on the waterboarding issue.