Conservative Andrew Sullivan asks the burning question relating to WHY the President of the United States is lobbying to codify torture against the advice of everyone who knows better:
The president has decided to drive a huge divide within his own party in order to make war crimes legal. He must be stopped. And it's a huge deal that even as the president is personally lobbying for the bill, his former secretary of state and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is lobbying against it. Some things matter more than your re-election strategy, Mr President. Why is he going against the advice of the entire military leadership, the most respected Senators on defense matters, and the conscience of his own party? Are the polls that dire?
Yes, the polls really are that dire and yes, our President has really sunk that low. Disgraceful.