Senator John McCain is a hero.  He endured years of harsh captivity and torture.  The least we can do is give him a hearing when he talks about things he experienced, the military, captivity and torture.  It’s what he actually says that’s troubling.  As we understand his position, anything that even smacks of torture is beneath the American people and should be avoided at all costs.  He states it this way, “But in the end, torture’s failure to serve its intended purpose isn’t the main reason to oppose its use. I have often said and will always maintain that this question isn’t about our enemies, it’s about us. It’s about who we were, who we are and who we aspire to be.” Continue reading