No one here has "sullied his name" by "accusing him of being weak from being beaten and being forced to say something"John McCain strikes me as everything that a politician should be - someone with experience in more than just politics and who tried to do the right thing. To sully anyone's name by accusing someone of being weak from being beaten and being forced to say something only goes to show the low caliber (generally) of political argument at the moment - there are few people that would withstand any torture for any prolonged length of time.[/size]
What happened was cuch said, "They tortured him but did not break him," and I corrected him.
Whether I agree or disagree with them on the issues, I respect politicians who do what they say they will do.
We all applauded McCain in 2016 when he ran for reelection in 2016 on the slogan "leading the fight to stop obamacare" And in 2010, when he ran against a conservative primary opponent on the slogan "build the danged fence."