Letter to the Editor
John McCain’s anti-torture bill is a test of his personal integrity and leadership. McCain, who was tortured himself when he spend 5 years as a prisoner of war on Vietnam, sponsored this bill to try to stop Bush from torturing people that was the Communists and Nazis do. This law will make it clear that it really is illegal to torture people. Vice President Cheney however is fighting McCain’s bill trying to provide a loophole to allow the torture to continue.
John McCain has been a very week advocate for his causes. He talks a good story but in the past usually caves in to what Bush wants. I think that McCain takes positions for show so that he can appear to have issues and creates the illusion that he stands for things. I think it’s all and act and that McCain will cave into Bush even though he was personally tortured that way Bush is torturing others. If McCain can’t get an anti-torture bill passed it’s because he doesn’t really want to do what it takes to make it happen.