Guest Blogged by Alan Breslauer
Out on the campaign trail today John McCain tackles the question of whether the U.S. can reclaim the moral high ground in light of torturing prisoners of war. In addition to stating his disappointment that all the other GOP presidential candidates expressed their approval for torture during the second Republican debate, McCain noted the "sharp dividing line between those who have served in the military and those who haven't." McCain continued:
So I feel very strongly about it. And it's not like 24, it's not like 24, this is real life.
McCain also blows up many other oft-given reasons for torture in this short clip (2:55).