This surprised the poop out of me!

I would have never thought that this administration would approve the torture ban. Now, we’ve got to find out just who is being flown around the world in the ‘extraordinary rendition plane Gulfstream N379P.

White House backs torture ban law
Guantanamo inmate and guards
US interrogation policies have been under scrutiny since 2001
President George Bush has withdrawn his opposition to legislation banning cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of terrorist suspects.

He said it would show the world that the US did not use torture.

Sponsored by Republican Senator John McCain, the law on torture has been the subject of months of negotiations between Congress and the White House.

Mr Bush had threatened to veto the measure, saying it would constrain the military and intelligence agencies.

We’ve been happy to work with him to achieve a common objective - and that is to make it clear to the world that this government does not torture
President Bush

Bush bows to pressure
Defining torture
But when both the Senate and the House of Representatives came out overwhelmingly in favour of the legislation, Mr Bush did not have much choice, says the BBC’s Adam Brookes - even though it is a blow to presidential authority

Posted by SPN on 12/16 at 01:20 PM in Personal

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