Senate agrees to limit torture.

Well, God bless America: by a vote of 90-to-9, the US Senate passed what should be a no-brainer 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. The Bush administration, in so many words, complains it need torture to help the president win his war on terror. The GOP-dominated Senate's collective belief that detainees have rights too is a huge slap in the face for floundering George.

The nine Republicans opposing such rights?

Allard (R-CO)
Bond (R-MO)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Stevens (R-AK)

1 comment:

kaspit said...

Paul, I haven't followed this closely. Is it possible that the language would still allow various forms of non-"cruel" physical and psychological pressure that, by some standards, would be considered torture?

Take care,