Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - Senate votes to ban torture of terrorism detainees

From - Senate votes to ban torture of terrorism detainees: "Another provision passed this month would ban cruel and inhuman treatment of prisoners and establishes the Army Field Manual as the governmentwide guide for all interrogations. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the sponsor, was tortured during the more than five years he spent in a North Vietnamese prison during the Vietnam War.

Bush has said repeatedly that the United States does not torture prisoners. He opposes the measure because he says it would limit interrogators' ability to get information from terrorism suspects, and he has threatened to veto the defense bill if it includes that amendment."

I completely commend Congress for getting this ammendment passed and attached to the defense bill. I personally think that torture under any circumstances is wrong. To believe otherwise brings us down to the level of the terrorists. We have to take the high ground and do the right thing. I completely fail to comprehend Bush's statement: if, as he says, we do not torture prisoners, how would this bill limit interrogators' ability to get information? Can someone please explain this to me, because I just don't get it.

Stupid administration.


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