September 3, 2008

NIAC at the RNC: Day Two Begins!

Today’s events for us here in Minneapolis started with a presentation by The Israel Project on a new, but clearly flawed poll on Americans’ views of attacking Iran. For info about the poll, see our article here.
Straight from there, we went to a reception put on by Human Rights First in which former National Security Advisor Bud McFarlane and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke about the need for humane treatment of prisoners. According to them and a handful of other prominent retired generals who spoke very eloquently about the subject: torture is ineffective, unreasonable to ask of our young men and women, and unworthy of America.
I think it is safe to say that it is because of Sen. John McCain’s being the Republican nominee and his harrowing story as a POW in Vietnam that make such an event as this possible here at the RNC.
From here, we’ll head to a few more receptions and later the convention center to see tonight’s proceedings. Stay tuned for more from the Twin Cities!

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