Thursday, December 15, 2005
More Evidence that McCain is a Traitor and subversively dangerous to our country. This amendment will destroy the country's ability to gain any information out of a prisoner. It is so poorly worded that speaking harshly to a terrorist could be considered torture. Just as the Church amendment destroyed this nations human Intel capibilities in the 70s, this amendment will destroy any hope we have of gaining info from a prisoner. So when a Nuke or a Biological bomb goes off in this country and we later find out that someone in custody could have given us info to prevent it. We can all thank Senator John "Traitor" McCain.
By LIZ SIDOTI
Associated Press Writer
Dec 15 3:01 PM US/Eastern
WASHINGTON - President Bush reversed course on Thursday and accepted Sen. John McCain's call for a law banning cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment of foreign suspects in the war on terror. Bush said the agreement will "make it clear to the world that this government does not torture and that we adhere to the international convention of torture, whether it be here at home or abroad."
"It's a done deal," said McCain, talking to reporters in a driving rain outside the White House.
Under the deal, CIA interrogators would be given the same legal rights as currently guaranteed members of the military who are accused of breaking interrogation guidelines. Those rules say the accused can defend themselves by arguing it was reasonable for them to believe they were obeying a legal order.
"We've sent a message to the world that the United States is not like the terrorists," McCain said earlier as he sat next to Bush in the Oval Office.
The White House at one point threatened a veto if the ban was included in legislation sent to the president's desk, and Vice President Dick Cheney made an unusual personal appeal to all Republican senators to give an exemption to the CIA.
But congressional sentiment was overwhelmingly in favor of the ban, and McCain, a former Navy pilot who was held and tortured for five and a half years in Vietnam, adopted the issue.
The Republican maverick and the administration have been negotiating for weeks in search of a compromise, but it became increasingly clear that he, not the administration, had the votes in Congress.
Bush called McCain "a good man who's honored the values of America."
"We have worked very closely with the senator and others to achieve that objective as well as to provide protections for those who are the front line of fighting the terrorists," Bush said.
The best advice anyone could now give our soldiers is Take NO PRISONERS kill them all on the battlefield