Andrew Sullivan Falsifies Kerry's Record on Opposing Torture
Cross posted from Liberal Values:
Last spring, Joe Klein’s book came out alleging that John Kerry did not speak out against the actions at Abu Gharib in response to focus groups. Those of us who have followed Kerry instantly knew this was not true, and Kerry refuted this on an appearance on Meet the Press.
Andrew Sullivan has brought up this untrue charge again today, writing “We also know that John Kerry focus-grouped the issue and decided not to challenge the president on it once during the campaign.”
At Democratic Underground, Beachmom reports sending multiple examples of statements from Kerry to Sullivan refuting his claim. Pamela’s refutation of Joe Klein’s orginal charge here still applies as she cited multiple examples of Kerry speaking out against the abuse.