COMPASSIONATE TORTURE. Jason Zengerle says the "quote of the day" is John McCain saying that as president he would "never torture another person in American custody." Before liberals start swooning over McCain, let's remember he voted to authorize the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which was billed as a fix to put our detention policies in line with the Geneva Conventions, but really ended up granting unchecked power to the executive branch, and contains a lot of loopholes. McCain is good at saying that he opposes torture, but he's bad at actually voting to stop the policies that enable it.

--Kay Steiger

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