Sunday, October 02, 2005

Torture? What Torture?

From Reuters:
The White House on Friday threatened to veto a $440.2 billion defense spending bill in the Senate because it wasn't enough money for the Pentagon and also warned lawmakers not to add any amendments to regulate the treatment of detainees or set up a commission to probe abuse.

Last summer, Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and John Warner of Virginia and others sought legislation banning cruel and degrading treatment of prisoners.
After all, why should the White House care what a former POW who experienced torture first-hand thinks? Private Lynndie England's been convicted; that takes care of the problem, right?

What does this Administration have to fear, anyway?

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