Mr. McCain, a former prisoner of war, has consistently voiced opposition to waterboarding and other methods that critics say is a form torture. But the Republicans, confident of a White House veto, did not mount the challenge. Mr. McCain voted “no” on Wednesday afternoon.
You know better. The Vietnamese couldn't break you, but you have sold your own self out in search of power. There is a lesson in your depraved grasping for the rest of us. We have to fight these battles of character and courage every day. Yesterday doesn't count.