Bush says that questioning of suspected terrorists “won’t go forward” unless Congress passes a law clarifying the treatment and interrogation of such detainees.
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Questioning of suspected terrorists “won’t go forward” unless Congress clarifies a U.S. standard for the treatment and interrogation of wartime prisoners, President Bush warned on Friday.
During a Rose Garden news conference, the president launched the latest salvo in efforts to write new rules that Bush said would clarify how Geneva Conventions provisions apply to detainee interrogations.
Critics, including three high-profile Republican senators and former Secretary of State Colin Powell, say it’s an interpretation that could threaten the safety of U.S. forces overseas.