See this story from The Hill newspaper yesterday. Congressman Kingston, who just returned from Iraq, is starting to be more vocal about his opposition to McCain’s amendments addressing “detainees.”
Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) may use anecdotal evidence that he gathered from U.S. soldiers in Iraq as political ammunition against Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) legislation on military detainees.
The article also goes on to mention a little tidbit of Kingston’s post on redstate.org earlier this week, which, in case you don’t know,
was co-founded by Erick and Clayton. Correction: Erick and Clayton sit on the board of Redstate.org; however, it was not co-founded by them. My apologies.
In a blog entry published Sunday on redstate.org, Kingston said that he planned to talk to Gen. George Casey, the commander of the multi-national forces in Iraq about McCain’s legislation. However, he did not meet with Casey on the trip because Casey was in Albania, Kingston said.
I know McCain is supposedly the “Master of all things military” and should be considered an expert on this subject due to his own time spent as a prisoner, but passing these amendments apparently isn’t going to be as simple as he thinks.