Friday, February 15, 2008

McCain Is Against Torture -- But Votes Against the Bill That Would Prevent It

Marty Lederman: If McCain believes that there are particular "enhanced" techniques that are not in the Field Manual, but that are also not torture or cruel treatment, and wishes to allow the CIA to use them, he should identify what they are, and offer legislation that would authorize those, and those only, techniques, in addition to those listed in the Field Manual. Otherwise, despite all his worthy efforts in this area, McCain is now facilitating the CIA's use of techniques that are unlawful, including some that are torture even by McCain's own lights.

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