Originally Posted by Deirdre
Wasn't it just a few weeks ago he was here in California pitching for The Terminators ballot initiatives?
Originally Posted by kama'aina mama
Obama insists he's not going to run for Pres. It is probably early in his career, but who knows? They all play coy before they announce.
Originally Posted by Leatherette
I saw an "Obama '08" bumper sticker last week.
Anyway, I used to like McCain quite a bit, but he has kept his mouth shut about things he should be railing this administration for. I used to think he was a voice of reason in an otherwise inscrutable and scary party, but now I think he is drifting. I don't get him anymore.
|Sen. John McCain cited Israel as an example of a nation that successfully combats terrorism without resorting to torture...|
In recent TV appearances, McCain said he consulted with Israelis about his initiative. "The people in this world that suffer more threats from terrorist attacks and get them every day are the Israelis," McCain said Monday on NBC's "Today" show. "The Israeli Supreme Court outlawed torture, outlawed cruel and inhumane treatment. And I have talked to Israeli officials, and they say they do very fine without it."
McCain made a similar argument on "Fox News Sunday." (JTA, Nov. 7)
But is this borne out by the facts? Not so, according to the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI), which notes that despite improvements following the 1999 decision by the Israeli High Court of Justice to ban torture, because of a clause allowing for so-called "moderate physical pressure" in the case of "ticking bombs," it's still a problem in Israel.