Saturday, December 17, 2005
White House faces twin reversals Torture ban has convert in President.
In a reversal, the president bowed to pressure from the GOP-controlled Congress and accepted the proposal put forth by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on handling foreign terrorism suspects and limiting interrogation tactics used by U.S. troops.I didn't understand all the war mongering nuts excusing the torturing of the Iraqi prisoners. I don't see how it is okay for us to torture, but enemies are not supposed to torture. I think it's a good thing that Bush was forced to endorse the proposal and believe he and his admin are going to use this (as a "look how wonderful we are" tool) to the fullest possible, even though they had to, more or less, be forced to accept it.
Bush’s reluctant endorsement yesterday came after months of opposition that included White House veto threats of any bill that contained the McCain provisions.
"This is the democratic system working," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said today on CBS’ "Early Show."