by Max Brantley
Mike Huckabee, in a Washington Post interview:
He also broke with his Republican rivals by endorsing Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) approach on the issue of torture. During one GOP debate, McCain was in a distinct minority by saying he would not endorse what are known as enhanced interrogation techniques when dealing with terrorists.
"I may disagree with him on a lot of things, but you know something I'm not going to argue with John McCain on, it's torture," said Huckabee. "Here's a man who's experienced it, and I think for any of the rest of us on that stage to try to act like we know more about torture than him is frankly if not laughable it's absurd."