Yesterday, John McCain was so angry after he was asked by a reporter how his military experience would affect his Presidency that Senator Lindsey Graham had to respond to the question. "Graham expressed admiration for McCain’s stance on the treatment of detainees in US custody. ... 'That to me is a classic example of how his military experience helped him shape public policy in a way no other senator could have done.'"

Lindsey is no doubt referencing McCain's time in a Vietnamese POW camp, where he was brutally tortured. Of course, McCain voted against the bill that would ban the CIA from... torturing detainees. Even though he thinks that waterboarding is torture. And he's against torture. But he'd like the CIA to be able to torture. No wonder McCain let Graham field that one.

--Tim Fernholz

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