Thursday, December 15, 2005

Bush's first veto won't be on humane treatment.

From CNN:
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- After months of opposition, the White House agreed Thursday to Republican Sen. John McCain's call to ban torture by U.S. personnel.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner, R-Virginia, and McCain, R-Arizona, met with President Bush to discuss the deal, which Warner said he expects to be finalized by the end of the day.

On Wednesday evening, the House voted 308-122 to urge negotiators to include McCain's torture ban in the final version of a defense spending bill.

After the meeting with President Bush, McCain said "this is a done deal."


Blogger zen said...

It's hard for me to fathom that there was even a debate, much less an intentional push to reject a policy that explicitly bans the use of torture. I can only assume that those doing the pushing will continue to encourage the practice (wink, wink) only under much, much deeper cover.

Is it not the epitome of irony that we invaded Iraq largely because of Saddam's use of torture and WMDs...and now we have engaged in the use of both in Iraq? Seriously how do we maintain any moral authority or credibility at this rate?

7:13 PM  

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