The bottom line is this country is a mess because politicians on both sides of the fence do not have any sense of morality ...
There have always been exceptions, but as a rule
, this has always been the case with politicians.
... neither does the majority of citizens in this country.
This is the real problem. Politicians will usually do either a.) what they think will please their constituency, or b.) what they think they can get away with. With the so-called "Religious Right" so solidly behind Bush, he can do just about anything he pleases, so long as it isn't something that will turn them against him.
For their part, they have bought his explanation regarding the use of torture because he
is the one that's offering it, and they regard him as such a great Christian president.
Let us pray that they'll wake up and realize the power they could
have over him (as his constituency) if they would only lose the hero worship.
(Maybe they won't be so starry-eyed about McCain--assuming he wins in November ...)