I recall once watching President George Bush explain his personal and somewhat warped opposition to stem cell research. His 'logic' was he wasn't going to take a human life to try and save a life.
It was warped, but I understood where he stood.
Just like I understand where Ron Paul is on the war the other night when he was on CNN, clear and simple.
So last night, the United States Senate voted on whether or not Michael Mukasey should be our next Attorney General.
The problem with Mukasey, in a nut shell, is that he is going to be the top law enforcement officer in the United States, and he is unwilling to commit that waterboarding, clearly illegal and clearly torture, is something that he will stand up against and persecute those guilty of doing it.
I don't always agree with my friend John Kerry, but he was absolutely right in his post the other day,
let's stand up as country and decide whether you are for torture or against it?
Well, it's hard to stand up as a country to have a moment like that when your United States Senators can't stand up.
Not Voting - 7
Alexander (R-TN) Biden (D-DE) Clinton (D-NY)
Cornyn (R-TX) Dodd (D-CT)
McCain (R-AZ) Obama (D-IL)
Hmm, I notice a pattern here. Anyone else?
You're going to be President of the United States? You're going to answer the call of duty and make the tough decisions?
Stand up and vote.
Hey tbetz has a great point. Next time one of our soldiers is getting tortured somewhere in the world, ask him or her if this is an "extraordinary circumstance" that might have warranted a FILIBUSTER.