Thursday, January 10, 2008

No Torture, No Vote

From the blog of my friend Jim Johnson, I read that the National Review is withholding its endorsement from John McCain. Now, this is not only because he supports the reasonable accommodation of millions of hardworking and taxpaying residents of the US. And it's not only because he opposes tax cuts during war time. No, it's also because he does not support the US waterboarding prisoners.

For those of you who don't know, every reasonable person in the world thinks that waterboarding is a form of torture. Also for those who don't know, the National Review Online is ridiculous and unworthy of your readership. Find it for yourself, if you like.


TSM said...

The magazine endorsed Mitt Romney for the nomination. To say they're "withholding" an endorsement of McCain is a strange way to look at it.

In any case, the part you reference is repugnant, though it didn't come from National Review, writ large; it was a blog entry to The Corner by a twit named Kathryn Lopez.

Hart Shouldice said...

Reminds me of the clip on O'Reilly Factor a few years ago when the host tried to contradict McCain, who was arguing that torture was inhumane and ineffective. Hmmm, Bill, do you think the guy who spent time as a POW drinking his own urine might be in a better place than you are to comment on the effectiveness of torture? No, probably not.