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Home arrow Opinion arrow Letters arrow Explain yourself, Sen. McCain

Explain yourself, Sen. McCain

To the editor:

It has been said that Sen. John McCain would bring integrity and honesty to the White House. Perhaps, but I would like him to explain the following contradictions:

Before the Bush-Cheney administration waterboarding was universally regarded as torture. When Dick Cheney made the pitch that it was not torture, John McCain opposed him. Now McCain does not oppose that form of torture.

He was pro-immigration, having co-sponsored an amnesty and citizenship bill. Now he is the anti-immigration candidate.

He was one of only three Republican senators to vote against the Bush tax cuts for the rich. Now he proposes to extend them.

In 1999 Sen. McCain said he would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade. Today he says, "I do not support Roe v. Wade — it should be overturned."

He was for gay marriage and now he opposes it.

He claims that he wants to curb the influence of lobbyists yet he employs powerful lobbyists in his campaign.

As recently as January he was against illegal wiretaps on U.S. citizens. Now, according to a campaign spokesman: "Neither the Administration nor the telecoms need apologize for actions that most people, except for the ACLU and the trial lawyers, understand were constitutional and appropriate in the wake of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001."

He was confident, before it was waged, that Bush's war on Iraq "will not be very difficult" and that "success will be fairly easy." He was also certain that Americans would be treated by the Iraqis as liberators. Despite the evident failure of the war on Iraq, not to mention that it began with a lie, Sen. McCain proposes to increase troop levels and slug on.

Milo Pope

Baker City

 
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