Wesley Clarke also understands how to bring home the argument. He highlights one of the most important flip flops John McCain has made so far during his bid for the White House and quite possibly his entire political career. His flip flop on torture.
I've written this before, but when I told a network reporter who covered the Democratic primary about McCain's flip flop on torture---there was silence on the phone for a moment and then the next word was " Really? He changed his vote on torture?" Yes, he did. That reaction is what people are saying everywhere. That is when they are made aware of it because even after he flopped on his vote he still tells us that waterboarding is badddddd and the press never follows up.
And you can see in his pressers that he gets real uncomfortable when anyone brings that vote up.
Clarke ....but on the other hand, he's changed his position on torture. One point he says he was against it and now he's in favor of it, He's even come out against the Supreme Court decision that was made yesterday on the prisoners in Guantanamo, so you know, what does John McCain really believe? Who is he? Is he this straight talk express maverick that people thought he was in the late nineties or is he just a guy that wants to be president and he's say what's necessary to get the job.
There aren't too many reporters that have actually asked him about his flip flop on torture lately, have you noticed that? If you catch a reporter asking him about his flip flop on torture please email me or leave it in the comment sections....
Here's the Supreme Court smack down on habeas corpus privileges at Gitmo:
The Supreme Court has ruled that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have rights under the U.S. Constitution to challenge their detention in civilian courts.
This is another huge defeat for McCain personally because he was involved in that horrible Military Commissions Act. Getting rebuked by the wingnut Supreme Court has dealt him a huge