Goodness knows libertarians have had countless differences with Sen. John McCain, on domestic and foreign policy.
We could have no disagreement, however, with his condemnation of the CIA’s use of torture for interrogation of America’s enemies.
Our politics – including the acknowledgment of our own ethical failures -should be of the highest standards. To use the means of our murderous, nihilistic enemies isn’t simply ‘beneath’ us, but a fundamental rejection of America’s principled teachings on human rights.
Considering McCain’s long, difficult military service and captivity in Vietnam, and career in government afterward, he’s particularly situated to consider these issues.
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