Skip to comments.White House Closer on McCain Torture Ban
Posted on 12/15/2005 9:15:21 AM PST by meandog
WASHINGTON - After months of resistance, the White House has agreed to accept Sen. John McCain's call for a law specifically banning cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of foreign suspects in the war on terror, several congressional officials said Thursday. The congressional officials spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they did not want to pre-empt an expected announcement later in the day at the White House, possibly by President Bush and McCain. ...
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They are banning us from torturing McCain?!
I certainly hope not.
From the Dridge report?
It's feel good stuff, torture is already prohibited from what Condi has been saying. This will get McCain more appearances on Hardball which nobody will watch.
Okay..here goes...this is insane for the White HOuse to capitulate to idiot McCain...AGAIN...
First the Campaign finance reform and now THIS!!!!
Does this agreement specifically ban tickling, wet willies, dutch rubs, noogies and wedgies (standard and atomic)?
It is hard to tell who is really the President of this country at times. Bush seems to agree to EVERYTHING -- no matter how bad it is for America -- as long as it looks good on his legacy or so the MSM cannot rant about it.
Another huge negative for the Bush legacy. No, McCain is just a political opportunist playing both sides as usual, and just getting away with what he can -- this is Bush's fault, like the signing of the McCain-Feingold Bill (another huge anti-Constitutional negative for America) -- the buck stops in the White House --
Bush's domestic performance continues to decline even more.
The white house fought this off as much as they could.
The house just voted for it over the two thirds veto proof margin.
It was not up to the white house the congress was going to pass it over his veto anyway.
McCain bulldogged his way to victory.
I heard that McCainiac attached this proposal to the (Defense Appropriation Bill) which runs out the end of the year so the White House has no choice.
They had a choice. They chose to give in.
Why don't you tell us EXACTLY what's to like about Senator John McCain?
Tell us all he's done to make this country safe?
And I do mean REAL things, not PR crap to further his political ambitions.
We can all wait while you compile that list.
Simply another case of Congress abdicating it's power to the courts. They define nothing, they simply will allow the courts to do that. A pity that the testosterone deficit in DC has reached critical mass.
McCain is solely to blame for this.
People that blame Bush for this are missing the point. The white house wanted nothing to do with this. They sent Cheney out to stop McCain saying it was infringing on executive authority.
McCain said he would attach the torture ban to every bill until he got his way. The house had a test vote yesterday with over two thirds support.
The White House was beat by McCain. McCain had the votes to overcome a veto. The White House is just using this as as face saving.
The president has no power when congress has the votes to overcome his veto.
The blame goes all to McPain here.
I think it just means
at Saddam's trial they'll have to
take off the panties . . .
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