Carol Platt Liebau: A Grand Compromise?

Friday, September 22, 2006

A Grand Compromise?

So Senators McCain, Warner and Graham have reached a compromise on the issue of procedures to govern the interrogation and trial of detained terrorists.

Obviously, the details aren't being made available, lest they provide our enemies with a heads up. But there is some confidence to be gained in the fact that Senator John Cornyn of Texas, a very solid conservative, helped to broker the deal.

Seems to me that the President has been damaged not at all by the entire episode. If anything, it's John McCain who has seen his presidential chances diminished exponentially. People might have been able to forgive his stances on campaign finance reform and illegal immigration if they had the confidence he would be willing to do what it takes to keep the country safe -- even if it's unpopular with the Democrats and "the world."

Now, of course, that hardly seems to be the case.

1 Comments:

Blogger Cliff said...

We will soon find out, as I said on this site over a month ago, that President Bush will get EVERYTHING that he wanted in this matter and the left is going to go crazy!

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