Thursday, December 15, 2005

McCain, Bush agree on torture ban

Wow, this is a moment that should go down in our history like the Great Compromise. Imagine, the leader of our country and congress have tentatively agreed that torturing people is a bad thing, and that it really ought to be banned. Next up for our forward-thinking leaders, a ban on taking candy from babies. (although I'm sure the administration will argue for a provision exempting the CIA, in case said candy is actually part of a terrorist plot.)

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6 comments:

sumo said...

All I can think of at a time like this is their picture together hugging. Ewww!

Chris Howard said...

Ugh, did you have to remind me? :)

Robert Bayn said...

What they don't tell you, is a secret document released by the Military oks torture as part of interrogation, so if the tactics are really just interrogation, it's not really torture now.

John Howard said...

Yeah, it's a pretty hollow victory.

Chris Howard said...

In a sense, it's actually too bad. I would have liked to see Bush try to defend vetoing a ban on torture.

John Howard said...

Anyone still supporting him would have been all for it, anyway.