Thursday, October 06, 2005

Why the Moose is a McCainiac

The Moose explains why he would crawl across a field of broken glass for John McCain.

The conclusion of the statement from John McCain on his amendment that passed the Senate last night which establishes new limits on interrogating detainees in Iraq and elsewhere,

"Mr. President, let me just close by noting that I hold no brief for the prisoners. I do hold a brief for the reputation of the United States of America. We are Americans, and we hold ourselves to humane standards of treatment of people no matter how evil or terrible they may be. To do otherwise undermines our security, but it also undermines our greatness as a nation. We are not simply any other country. We stand for something more in the world - a moral mission, one of freedom and democracy and human rights at home and abroad. We are better than these terrorists, and we will we win. The enemy we fight has no respect for human life or human rights. They don't deserve our sympathy. But this isn't about who they are. This is about who we are. These are the values that distinguish us from our enemies."
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