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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Torturer In Chief

Well, it's official. The president will side with the nine Senators who voted against banning the use of torture as an interrogation tool on Iraqi prisoners. The News Telegraph has the story.
The Bush administration pledged yesterday to veto legislation banning the torture of prisoners by US troops after an overwhelming and almost unprecedented revolt by loyalist congressmen.

He will join the torturing senatorial cabal of:

Allard (R-CO)
Bond (R-MO)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Stevens (R-AK)

who were on the losing end of a 90-9 vote in opposing the bill. The bill still must pass the House, but knowing their history, I imagine they will keep the voting open for three days while they take wavering Republican members out back and practice some torturing techniques of their own until they get the votes to defeat it. However, the White House, has now taken a public, pro-torture stance.

Ah, yes. America the beautiful.

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