Oh, Hooray. Our Honor Is Saved.

1 comment December 15th, 2005at 12:59pm Posted by Eli

Praise Jesus that we have a President with such oustanding character and moral courage that he is able to grudgingly agree to stop pushing for torture in the face of overwhelming opposition!

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.


These officials also cautioned the agreement was encountering opposition in the House from Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

The White House at one point threatened a veto if the ban was included in legislation sent to his desk, and Vice President Dick Cheney made an unusual personal appeal to all Republican senators to give an exemption to the CIA.

But congressional sentiment was overwhelmingly in favor of the ban, and McCain, who was held and tortured for five years in Vietnam, adopted the issue.

He and the administration have been negotiating for weeks in search of a compromise, but it became increasingly clear that he, not the administration, had the votes in Congress.

Yet another Profiles In Courage moment for BushCo. Too bad it looks like there are still some Congressional Republicans who just can’t get enough of that sweet, sweet torture. Or “coercive interrogation”, or whateve the hell the euphemism of choice is these days. I’m just going to continue calling it what they’d call it if someone did it to their kids.

Entry Filed under: Bush,Constitution,McCain,Politics,Republicans,Torture,Wankers

1 Comment

  • 1. flory  |  December 16th, 2005 at 4:57 am

    I think they prolly got Abu Gonzalez to tell them it doesn’t much matter what McCain’s bill says — Chimpy is the preznit and can do whatever the hell he wants anyways.

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