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Compromise: Torture Now Legal

By Matthew Yglesias on September 22, 2006 at 8:57 am

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So it’s legal analysis of the Bush-McCain War Crimes Legalization Act you want? Then why are you reading my site? Check out Marty Lederman’s take which is, basically, that this is bad. New York Times editorial page says it’s bad. Washington Post editorial page says it’s bad. In other words, this is bad. McCain, Warner, and Graham sold out.

Which reminds me of an aphorism that I’ve heard various attributed to several figures from the Clinton White House — “When someone comes to me with a plan that involves the moderate Republicans holding their ground, I tell them: ‘bring me another plan.’” Sometimes, it winds up being the only plan you’ve got, but that way lies disappointment.

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