Torture Bill Nears Bush’s Desk
Posted on Sep 28, 2006
A provision that would grant President Bush the discretion of deciding what is and isn’t torture will likely land on his desk by the weekend.
Barring a legislative miracle, we can only hope that the Supreme Court will toss out this travesty.
President Bush urged the Senate on Thursday to follow the House lead and approve a White House plan for detaining and interrogating terrorism suspects, saying, “The American people need to know we’re working together to win the war on terror.”
Bush met in the Capitol with Senate Republicans the day after the House passed the legislation that Republicans likely will use on the campaign trail to assert that Democrats want to go too easy on terrorists.
“People shouldn’t forget there’s still an enemy out there that wants to do harm to the United States,” Bush told reporters after the closed-door meeting.