James Joyner does a fine job debunking Kevin Drum’s wild claims about the way conservatives are reacting to the prison abuse story. But I find the liberals’ response more interesting and far more telling.
The liberals are making 2 arguments simultaneously:
1) The stripping and humiliation of prisoners is so horrific that everyone involved should be fired all the way up to the Secretary of Defense.
2) John Kerry admitted to far worse war crimes including shooting civilians and burning down their villages but he should be Commander in Chief.
I’m not sure how they reconcile these 2 arguments.
Before the liberals start calling of the heads of an entire chain of command, perhaps they should tell their nominee he is unfit to serve.