Yea for torture

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I'd very much like to hear from Republicans in the comments on this one...

The good news -- and, I mean, this is really a barometer of how pathetically low our standards have become -- is that the senate voted to ban torture. Hurrah, the world's most Christian nation had to legislate it out of existence. Nice.

The bad news is that 9 senators -- Republicans all -- voted against outlawing torture. In other words: they're pro-torture. Here goes:

  • Allard (R-CO)
  • Bond (R-MO)
  • Coburn (R-OK)
  • Cochran (R-MS)
  • Cornyn (R-TX)
  • Inhofe (R-OK)
  • Roberts (R-KS)
  • Sessions (R-AL)
  • Stevens (R-AK)
Brad R comments: "If you live in any of these states, feel free to hang your head in shame. Oklahoma gets the Wingnuttery Special Achievement Award for electing not one, but two pro-torture senators."

What he said. And if you support these senators, or know someone who does, please please leave a comment or email your friend/relative/online date in those states and ask for a (publishable) explanation. I desperately want to know... (Sadly, No!)

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