Thursday, October 06, 2005

McCain's anti-torture amendment approved in the Senate

Via the AP

The Republican-controlled Senate voted Wednesday to impose restrictions on the treatment of terrorism suspects, delivering a rare wartime rebuke to President Bush.

Defying the White House, senators voted 90-9 to approve an amendment that would prohibit the use of “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” against anyone in U.S. government custody, regardless of where they are held.

But President Bush has already vowed to veto this amendment, which would be Bush's first presidential veto, as far as I know.

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