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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Bush Won't Veto Ban on Torture

President Bush reversed course and said today that he will not veto the ban on torture which recently received over 90 votes in the US Senate. This is a huge victory for human rights everywhere. Although we will obviously defy the law and torture people anyways, it's an important first step in establishing a high level law to prosecute those who torture in the future.

Most importantly, Bush didn't do this because he realizes torture is immoral or doesn't work. He did it because he's wildly unpopular and his entire party, except for a few wingnuts , have called for the administration to stop its use of torture. Bush caved to political pressure in order to get some payback later on from McCain and his "moderate" GOP cronies in the Senate.

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Blogger Tran said ... (11:10 AM) : 

Now the only form of torture Bush can legally employ is his terrible public speaking... oh the inhumanity!

 

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