The Brawler is not a fan of St. Colin Powell. Nor is he a fan of St. John McCain. But he believes that Jessica McBride does a disservice to both in her condemnation of their opposition to Bush's torture plan (tho the steps McCain is willing to take also are odious.)
From her blog:
George Bush is Jack Bauer
He plays to win.
John McCain and Colin Powell, you are no Jack Bauer.
Here's a picture of Colin Powell from 1963 in Vietnam:
Here's a picture of John McCain taken in 1965 (lower right):
Here's a photograph of George Bush, who dodged service in Vietnam by joining the Texas Air National Guard and then didn't even bother showing up for duty:
Was Jack Bauer a cheerleader? Don't think so.
And isn't this guy a little bit jealous? Doesn't Jessica think he's Jack Bauer?
Billmon gives a rundown about exactly why the Bush torture plan is so troubling for our republic.
Jessica would probably say VA Dem Senatorial candidate Jim Webb isn't Jack Bauer either:
Regarding a hot topic before the Senate, Allen declined to take sides with President Bush or Sen. John W. Warner in a GOP split over rules for CIA interrogations of terrorism suspects. Warner, R-Va., is Senate Armed Services Committee chairman. He and several Republican al- lies, including Bush's former secretary of state, Colin L. Powell, favor greater legal protections for terrorism suspects.
"I don't want to stop these interrogations," Allen said in the debate on NBC's "Meet the Press," adding that he hoped to serve as a bridge on the issue.
Webb responded, "I'm with Senator Warner on this." A decorated Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War, Webb said the issue splits the "theorists who have never been on a battlefield" from people who have had to worry about the fate of their troops.
Here's a picture of Jim Webb in Vietnam: