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Bush agrees to McCain torture ban

  1. Dec 15, 2005 #1
    He didn't back down until the Senate was against him 10:1, well that's politics for you.

    NY Times 12/15
    Interestingly enough, they let this clause in:

    This seems vague and ambigious - if a CIA agent uses torture, and he says he "thought it was legal", that has merit?

    I'm still uncertain as to what exactly this deal means.
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 15, 2005 #2
    A case of "The Devil's in the Details." They should get rid of that clause.
  4. Dec 15, 2005 #3
    Actually it was the House vote of 3:1 that finally convinced him.

    Without Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff the stick and carrot, or Hammer and golf outings, the House Republicans are paying closer attention to their constituents. I think this is a good thing.:smile:
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