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  •  Very Conservative (4.00)
    I think most people don't really know what McCain's political views are.  He is very conservative, and buys all the repug's "starve the beast" crap.  He was being very consistent when he voted to screw students and the sick.

    Also, he caved to Bush on the torture issue.  Bush agreed to back his new anti-torture bill because the bill says he will have to abide by the Army Field manual.  Bush just had the field manual rewritten to allow torture, and classified it so no one knows about it.  I can't remember where I read this, but I believe it is true.

    •  The field manual (none)
      That has been bothering me since the compromise happened - was that only last week?  Seems like ages ago.

      The whole issue of changing the field manual seems to be yet another dirty trick, and it was largely glossed over.

      My understanding is that the manual is classified, and we'll never know what changes were actually made.  Maybe those changes were not devious, but I have a hard time assuming anything otherwise.  We should at least be assured that the changes were consistent with the spirit of anti-torture legislation put forward by McCain.  This is the one issue I did trust him with.  Now I even question that.  If McCain has compromised on the torture issue, he loses all credibility on everything, in my book.  I'm afraid that he has.  I'd like to be assured otherwise.

      "Let him that would move the world first move himself." --Socrates

      by joanneleon on Wed Dec 28, 2005 at 12:39:25 PM PST

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