Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Not Even Negroponte
Not even John Negroponte will publicly support Dick Cheney's campaign to create a loophole for the CIA to torture prisoners. When you go too far for John Negroponte, you've really gone too far.
Meanwhile, John McCain, who could tell Ticky Dick a thing or two about torture except that Dick would probably enjoy it too much, has vowed to add an anti-torture amendment to "every piece of important legislation voted on in the Senate" until both houses of Congress ban torture.
I eagerly await Bush's threat to veto this legislation.
1. It limits who can be used for torture
2. It tacitly admits that what is being done is not "stress positions" or "fraternity pranks", but criminal in nature.
A happy compromise will be reached in which the American government employs contractors with no supervision to do whatever Bush wants.
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