Gabe Rottman,
Legislative Counsel,
ACLU Washington Legislative Office
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May 17, 2007

The LA Times has this on the emergence of habeas, torture and Gitmo in the GOP primary race in its coverage of Tuesday’s South Carolina debate. Check out Senator McCain:

“The use of torture — we could never gain as much as we would gain from that torture as we lose in world opinion,” he said. “We do not torture people. When I was in Vietnam, one of the things that sustained us as we went — underwent torture ourselves — is the knowledge that if we had our positions reversed and we were the captors, we would not impose that kind of treatment on them.”It’s not about the terrorists; it’s about us,” McCain added. “It’s about what kind of country we are.”

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