Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Values Voters

Paul Reikoff, over at Operation Truth, pointed out something I'd like to acknowledge a little further. I had discussed the recent Senate vote regarding the military defense fill and the McCain amendment that would prohibit "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" of any prisoners held by US forces. It is embarrassing enough that, in the 21st century, this sort of thing needs to be codified in US law when it is present in nearly every international treaty the US has ever signed. Embarrassment further educed by Bush threatening to veto the bill because of this amendment (see the BHC, Vol. 64, The Virgin Veto). But, as Reikoff notes, shame should also be cast upon the nine senators who opposed the bill's passage, most of them from the deeply red and "moral values" south:

Allard (R-CO)
Bond (R-MO)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Stevens (R-AK)

A pox upon you and your vile values.


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