About that "Republican revolt" over kangaroo courts and the Geneva Conventions

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Normal people, people opposed to torture and illegal detentions, seem pretty jazzed that Republican Sens McCain, Warner and Graham are finally standing up for the rule of law and against the president.

And it is certainly a good thing that a measure obviously designed to trap Dems into, as the righty blogs are putting it, "defending terrorists' rights," is being opposed by elder GOP statesmen like Warner and McCain, not to mention the ever-popular Colin Powell.

But it would be nice if reporters would dig a bit deeper before declaring that these Republican stalwarts are fighting for the rule of law and the highest of American ideals.

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