The Torture Canard
This is nonsense. The US already forbids inflicting "torture" and laws define what torture is. McCain's bill would force a squishy definition of "degrading" or "cruel" techniques such as waterboarding, sleep depravation or even forcing people to stand for long periods without food.
McCain's wrong-headed response to a situation in which a terrorist has information to prevent the potential death of many Americans:
"You do what you have to do...but you take responsibility for it..."
In other words, if there isn't a nuclear bomb about to detonate in a major US city, you will be in deep trouble. I can only think what the Democrats would do the next time a terrorist is forced to endure some physical or mental anguish.