A brilliant post by Andrew Sullivan:
In all the discussion of John McCain’s recently recovered memory of a religious epiphany in Vietnam, one thing has been missing. The torture that was deployed against McCain emerges in all the various accounts. It involved sleep deprivation, the withholding of medical treatment, stress positions, long-time standing, and beating. Sound familiar?
According to the Bush administration’s definition of torture, McCain was therefore not tortured.
Exactly. How is it when these cruel measures were taken against John MccCain they were ‘torture”, but they aren’t when used against people at Gitmo or any of our other “prisons”? Maybe some of the media will ask McCain to define torture, so we can see if he tries to distinguish between then and now.