Sunday, September 17, 2006

More on McCain-Warner-Graham

The NYT has a very interesting article today (team-reported by Carl Hulse, Kate Zernike and Sheryl Gay Stolberg) on the McCain-Warner-Graham rebellion, and how they came to put a halt on Bush's plan to ram through a bad detainee trials policy. They report that the number of Senate Republicans now backing the bill approved by the Armed Services Committee "was widening beyond the 8 or 10 they had anticipated, with lawmakers - heavily influenced by Mr. Powell’s stance - preparing to soon go public with their views."

Over in the Washington Post, Jonathan Weisman adds that the Republican squabble over detainee treatment may wreak havoc with their campaign strategy this fall. You know what? Who cares. This is important stuff, and I say thank goodness we've got good people like McCain, Warner, Graham, Powell, Snowe, Collins, ... to stand up for our country's reputation, the safety of our men and women in uniform, and the good of the world. Never give in, keep fighting this good fight. We're with you!


At 12:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know I really, really want to believe that they are doing this because it is the right thing to do, or even because they think it is what the American voting public want them to do.

I must admit, I am afraid it is some Rovian trick though.

Posted by the Lemming Herder from Don’t Be A Lemming!

At 10:21 AM, Blogger Charlie said...

It is great to see this group of GOP senators stand up on this issue. McCain, Graham, and Warner bring a great deal of credibility to their stance. It's also good to see other GOP senators back them, such as Collins, Hagel, and Sununu.


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