... if it requires making peace with generals who oversaw torture? Complete with a set of fantastic non-denial denials ... he was never directly linked to the wrong doing! He maintains that he had no knowledge of the events at Abu Ghraib! So he's not evil, just completely out of touch with his chain of command.
I'm all for recognizing that civil libertarians aren't an appreciable size of the Democratic base, especially in a place like Texas, but there's hippie punching and then there's hippie punching. Jeez Louise.