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House Passes Restrictions on Interrogation Methods - New York Times
WASHINGTON -- Defying a veto threat from President Bush, the House of Representatives voted Thursday to prohibit waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods used by the Central Intelligence Agency against high-level prisoners from Al Qaeda.

The 222-to-199 vote, largely along party lines, sends the legislation to the Senate, where passage is less certain. The measure, part of the intelligence authorization bill, would restrict all American interrogators to techniques included in the Army Field Manual, which prohibits the use of physical force.

In a statement this week, the White House said the president would veto the bill, as a ban on harsh interrogations "would prevent the president from taking the lawful actions necessary to protect Americans from attack in wartime."

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Fri Dec 14th, 2007 at 04:03:27 AM EST
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about the "Party of Torture"?

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 14th, 2007 at 04:32:47 AM EST
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They would just counter with ads featuring Jack Bauer...

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde
by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Fri Dec 14th, 2007 at 04:49:17 AM EST
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