It astounds me that liberals got all worked up about the alleged abuses of Abu Ghraib and the incivility of Gitmo, yet attack a man who endured 5 years in a POW camp, including actual torture, as somehow unfit.
Somewhere George Orwell is marveling at how prescient he was regarding double-speak.
Like with all such issues, the people generating the fuss (far leftists) don't actually believe it themselves. Not for a minute. They simply plant these ideas into the empty heads of their useful idiot dupes, the liberals, who they know will carry it on from there. Folks who are basically well-intentioned, but profoundly naive, have been used this way by the far left for nearly a century now, whether it be on matters of the environment, animal rights, 'global warming', war, or any number of issues. Liberals are like sooo friggin easy to manipulate, despite the fact that they think they're intellectually superior to everyone else.