Quickie: Torture, the Congress and the White House

The House dropped provisions from the Intelligence bill restricting torture at the urging of the White House. These provisions had passed the Senate on a 96-2 vote, but apparently Condi Rice (who represented the White House in this matter) opposed it on the grounds that it “provides legal protections to foreign prisoners to which they are not now entitled under applicable law and policy.”

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Published in: on January 12, 2005 at 21:12  Comments Off on Quickie: Torture, the Congress and the White House  
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