There is one republican standing up to Bush and his cronies on one issue and that issue is TORTURE.
Here’s an Excerpt from the article:
John McCain, the Republican frontrunner for the 2008 presidential election, has dramatically raised the stakes in a fight with the White House over interrogation techniques permitted for use at secret Central Intelligence Agency prisons by saying he is unwilling to back down on the issue even if it ruins his chance of becoming president.
The Arizona senator, who was tortured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, strongly opposes Bush administration legislation that he says would redefine US obligations under the Geneva conventions. The White House played down the escalating dispute yesterday, which mirrors a similar battle Mr McCain won last year against the administration.
“This is not a showdown at the O.K. Corral,” said Tony Snow, the White House press secretary.
But two people briefed on conversations that Mr McCain had with his staff said the senator told aides he was willing to risk the presidency, because of possible loss of support from Republican lawmakers and voters.
McCain may be a republican but at least he has some fire in his belly. Still wouldn’t vote for him though. But wait…it gets more juicy.
Apparently Colin Powell wrote Senator McCain a letter “expressing opposition to President Bush’s expressed interest in having Congress pass legislation to circumvent compliance with the Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions.” (via findlaw.com )
Here’s the letter:
Unfortunately Colin Powell left the government. Oh well.
There still appears to be hope!!