McCain’s Curious Support for “Moving On”

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In my blog post yesterday in which I pointed out that in 2007 John McCain was (correctly) telling people that we executed Japanese soldiers after WWII for waterboarding American POWs, I really should have pointed out that McCain has taken a look at the Bush Administration’s actions, including waterboarding a detainee 183 times in a month, and has decided that instead of investigations or prosecutions, “we’ve got to move on.”

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